Monitoring & Testing Articles

  • The new IONICON APi-TOF presented at EGU and ASMS 2018

    Atmospheric Pressure Interface for the Modular ioniTOF Platform The ioniTOF is our modular and flexible, entry-level to high-resolution Time-of-Flight platform, featuring custom interfaces and high-performance IONICON hexapole ION-GUIDEs. All our renowned PTR-TOFMS series products are exclusively based on the ioniTOF. Now we took this concept one step further and developed an Atmospheric ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Virtual visit to the IONICON headquarters in Innsbruck

    A short video taken at the Austrian science open-house night 2018 Did you ever wonder how it looks like in our offices, our instrument assembling center or what we can do for you in our applications lab? If you never made it to visiting us but always wanted to, then this short video is exactly for you: During the Austrian Science Night 2018 “Lange Nacht der ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Level - what is Capacitance?

    An electrical parameter which physically is most easy to define, electrically often misconstrued. Physically, a capacitor is two electrical conductors separated by a non-conducting (or very high resistance) medium between the conductors. Consider the two plates of area (A) in Figure 1. The plates are metallic and they are separated by a distance (D). Figure ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • How to Surpass Conventional and High Capacity Structured Packings with Raschig Super-Pak

    Abstract: Raschig Super-Pak is a novel development in structured packing product technology that is fundamentally different to the well known corrugated perforated or non-perforated, textured sheet metal structured packings. It comprises of a systematic sequence of smooth sinusoidal waves above and below the plain of the metal sheet. Tests at the Ruhr University of Bochum showed that the new open ...


    By Raschig USA Inc.

  • Factors affecting the choice of VOC sensor

    VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) perform many vital roles as fuels, solvents, cleaners, feedstock, sterilants etc. However, they can be harmful to health and the environment, so it is often necessary to monitor their concentration. By definition, organic compounds contain the element carbon, and exhibit similar chemical properties, which is advantageous from a monitoring perspective. However, ...


    By Alphasense

  • Accurate and Reliable Rainfall Measurements using Multiple X-band Compact Radars

    Introduction Recent serious threats to civilian lives due to localized heavy rains, larger typhoons and other meteorological events have been increasing. Many countries consolidate infrastructures that control rivers and sewage. They are creating systems to predict flow amounts and adding these capabilities to their existing weather observation and prediction systems. Each country deploys ...


    By Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.

  • Eolane China Quality Engineering Laboratory Officially Put Into Use

    At Eolane China, we are constantly pursuing the improvement and growth of quality engineering capabilities to drive continuous improvement in process performance, product quality and customer satisfaction. Eolane China is committed to the establishment of a dedicated failure analysis function team and an internal analysis laboratory to achieve a leap in overall quality engineering ...

  • Tidally-Influenced new orleans canal network benefits from Accurate water level data - Case study

    Application The Southern Louisiana Hurricane Protection System includes a network of levees, floodwalls, floodgates, and pumping stations in New Orleans, Louisiana. This network includes monitoring equipment designed to improve management of water levels throughout the system. Water level monitoring helps synchronize pumping and assures that all elements of the water level control system are ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Multiparameter sonde used in Combined remedy approach and saves $200,000 in potential costs - Case study

    A former dry-cleaning site in the Pacific Northwest Ultra Custom Care Cleaners, was found to be contaminated with PCE (perchloroethylene). According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), PCE was widely used in the dry cleaning of fabrics since the 1940s. PCE is one of the most frequently detected VOCs (volatile organic carbons) in groundwater at a national scale (Moran 2004). PCE is highly ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Florida firm reduces liability and Builds client trust with Automated data collection - Case study

    Overview: Florida-based AECOM Technical Services implements an automated groundwater monitoring network with HydroVu™ to help the City of Miami Beach address sea level rise. ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • 10-Year Noise nuisance mystery finally wrapped up - Case study

    The Solution As a result, and coupled with an investigation into the numerous noise sources from the factory, a number of recommendations were made and implemented. To test their efficacy a second BS41421997 assessment was carried out seven months later. The second report concluded that the impact had reduced noise to a level below "marginal significance" and they didn't envisage any further ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 20 Years the World’s Leading PTR-MS Company

    Celebrating the “Gold Standard” for Real-Time Trace Gas Analysis On July 14, 1998, our company was founded by a group of dedicated scientists and entrepreneurs. The aim was to make commercially available a technology that soon was to become the new benchmark for real-time monitoring of extremely low concentrated VOCs: PTR-MS. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • CHARON Real-Time Aerosol Inlet System for PTR-TOFMS

    Direct Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Organic Matter An international team of researchers from the University of Innsbruck (Austria), the IRCELYON in Lyon (France) and the University of Oslo (Norway) recently studied the application of the new CHARON Particle Inlet to directly sample and analyze the chemical ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • What you ever wanted to know about PTR-MS: new on-demand webinar

    Watch: Introduction to PTR-MS – VOC Analyzers – Applications – Demo A good 15 minutes of your valuable time make this a worthwhile and entertaining experience, moderated by our applied science team. Philipp and Simone will introduce you to PTR-MS, present the advantages of time-of-flight mass spectrometry, show our products and some applications. They will also take you ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Watch now: CHARON PTR-TOFMS on-demand webinar Part 1

    The award-winning technology for real-time aerosol analysis We just finished the first on-demand webinar on the CHARON PTR-TOFMS technology and are glad to share it with you. Learn more about the method and performance of CHARON PTR-TOFMS which detects the most abundant range of atmospheric organic carbon compared to other analyzers or inlet systems on the market. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • analytica 2018 with a new visitor-record and an award for IONICON

    Laborpraxis application award 2018 goes to CHARON for PTR-TOFMS Last week the 26th analytica trade show and conference attracted some 35,800 international visitors to Munich, breaking all previous attendance records. Exactly 50 years after analytica was launched, the anniversary event was again a perfect stage for IONICON to show-case our ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Apply now: PhD program funded by IONICON and FEM

    INTRANEF – More analytical performance for agroindustrial applications Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) and IONICON are funding a PhD program in Physics at the University of Milan on the improvement of the analytical performance of PTR-MS in agroindustrial applications. The project is called “INTRANEF” for INcreasing ThRoughput and ANalytical Efficency of direct injection ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Pair your instrument with a Peak generator

    Use the search function on our website to find the most suitable gas generator for your lab. Purchasing a gas generator means investing in the workflow of your lab, so choosing the right generator is an important decision. We have now updated the search tool on our website and made it even easier for you to find the most suitable gas generator for your lab. You can now pick your ...

  • Golden Gate ATR wizard | Spectroscopy Guides

    The Golden Gate ATR is an industry-leading FTIR spectrometer accessory. Click on the various buttons to explore the different ATR solutions provided for with  the Golden Gate variations. Feel free to request pricing for a no-obligation estimate from one of our specialists. Golden Gate Standard: GS10500 The world's most ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analyze FAME in Diesel using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Biodiesel is a promising alternative to diesel produced from fossil fuels, however barriers still exist towards the creation of high efficiency biodiesel. The fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) content of biodiesels significantly affects their quality and performance. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy using the Pearl™ liquid transmission unit from Specac ...


    By Specac Limited

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