Context & Challenges Volatile organic compounds (VOC) can be dissolved in water. Sometimes water is polluted and to study contamination of VOC in finished drinking water, VOC must be measured. Chromatotec® Solutions Chromatotec® has developed a specific system for the measurement of VOC in water: a Purge & Trap system, the airmoPURGE. The analyzer is coupled with a degasing system allowing the extraction of dissolved gases. The complete system is based on: - 502.2 method from US EPA –...
Steel, an alloy of iron and carbon (up to 2% of weight), is one of the most widely used construction materials. It is produced by Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) in a converter : oxygen is blown to form carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) with the carbon excess of molten pig iron. Other chemical elements (such as nitrogen) that may decrease the efficiency of furnace are also removed. Finally, oxygen is replaced by an inert gas (Ar) to minimize the oxidation.
Pharmaceutical research starts with lead molecule identification from a natural or artificial model. In either case, the DMPK or animal toxicology models analysis requires the homogenization of tissues.
Monitoring exhaust gas from combustion engines, emitting a large number of different compounds and with rapidly changing concentrations due to variations in operating conditions, necessitates an instrument that measures in real-time and with high sensitivity – an IONICON PTR-TOFMS.
On-line Monitoring of Bioprocesses. PTR-MS systems can be used to gather highly relevant process related information in biopharmaceutical fermentations from analyzing volatile metabolites in the fermenters off-gas.
Illicit substances real-time detection with IONICON PTR-MS. PTR-MS combines all features that are needed for analyzing dangerous and illicit substances like explosives, chemical warfare agents (CWA), toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) and drugs.
Real-Time measurements of VOCs causing smells or adverse health effects. Monitoring of chemical contamination related to the Sick Building Syndrome. Sensory impact on passengers in aircraft cabins, cars (VIAQ) and workers in offices or family homes.
IONICON PTR-MS systems can analyze trace gas concentrations of volatile metabolites in the off-gas of bio-pharmaceutical fermentations in real-time. This highly relevant process related information can be used for on-line process monitoring and process control.
Aroma real-time quantification with PTR-MS. Rapid screening for complex aroma systems. Rich chemical fingerprints due to soft ionization. Real-time sampling: high throughput. Ideal for chemometric data-mining methods.
PTR-MS for ultra-sensitive real-time monitoring of air pollutants. IONICON PTR-MS systems are well established tools in environmental research. Their fast response-times and ultra-low detection limits help researchers all over the planet to better understand the world we live in.
From the widespread manufacture and trafficking of new and established street drugs to prescription medication diversion, including fentanyl and other opioids, illicit drugs continue to afflict society. First responders, law enforcement officials and border security need immediate analysis on a wide variety of materials with confidence for immediate action. Whether performing checkpoint screening, clandestine lab interdiction or sensitive site exploitation (SSE), new handheld technology that can identify drug...
Biomaterials are those which interact with the native-tissue, organ or function in a body. Biomaterials have recently attracted a lot of attention due to the potential applications in replacing major components and systems in a living organism. Biomaterials have been widely used in dental, cardiovascular, cosmetic and orthopedic applications. XPS has been particularly useful in exploring the limits and possibilities of such novel devices and interfaces.
Analysis of small molecule metabolites is fundamental to drug and biomarker discovery, DMPK and toxicology studies, and health and nutrition research. With many metabolite concentrations in rapid flux, analysis of these compounds must be fast, sensitive, and non-disruptive to produce an accurate picture of the metabolic state. Mass spectrometry is a vital tool in the field of metabolomics due to its selectivity and sensitivity. With the ZipChip platform, users can enhance the capabilities of their mass spectrometer...
Hiden Ion Milling Probe – End Point Detector
The only dedicated end point determination tool for ion etch control and optimum process quality.
End point Analysis.
Target Impurity Determination.
Quality Control / SPC.
Residual Gas Analysis.
The IMP is a differentially pumped, ruggedized secondary ion mass spectrometer for the analysis of secondary ions and neutrals from the ion mill process, featuring:
High Sensitivity SIMS / MS with Pulse Ion Counting Detector.
Triple filter Quadrupole,...
The aluminium industry is the major source of perflurocarbon (PFC) emissions to the atmosphere, which are a major contributor to global warming. PFCs have greenhouse gas effects up to 10000 times that of CO2. Emissions have been reduced over the last 20 years, but further reductions are harder to achieve as all the mechanisms for PFC production are not known. In order to better understand the production of PFC on an industrial level, laboratory studies have been carried out using a small scale cell.