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  • Portable FTIR for Geoscience Analysis of Soil and Rock in the Field

    Danbury CT. A2 Technologies now offers a family of portable hand held FTIR systems that are optimized for geoscience applications including the compositional analysis of rocks, minerals and soils. A2’s Exoscan and FlexScan FTIR systems are battery powered, hand-held FTIR spectrometers that are proven for field applications. For years, FTIR spectroscopy has been applied to this area of study ...


  • Agilent Technologies Advances FTIR Microscopy Imaging

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced significant enhancements to its Cary 610 and 620 Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) microscopes. These groundbreaking FTIR microscopy systems are designed for ultimate performance, offering the largest field of view at the highest spatial resolution in the shortest ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Hand-held FTIR analyzers — a new capability for at-site measurements of rock and minerals — use of FTIR for elucidating rock and mineral composition

    A2 Technologies' Exoscan hand-held FTIR (Figure 1) is increasingly being used by researchers involved in the geosciences for analysis of rocks, minerals, and soil for a broad variety of applications. The reason for this acceptance is that the Exoscan system, equipped with diffuse reflectance sampling interface, can be used equally effectively in the laboratory or field locales to provide ...


  • Revolutionary FTIR gas analyser now available to rent from Quantitech

    The Gasmet DX-4030, the first truly portable FTIR gas analyser in the world, is now available to hire from specialist environmental instrumentation company Quantitech. The DX-4030 is a revolutionary new analyser based on tried and tested Gasmet technology providing both field-usability and high levels of analytical performance. The DX-4030 employs FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed Spectroscopy) ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • New portable FTIR Gas Analyser detects almost any gas

    Gasmet Technologies Oy (Finland) has announced the launch of the DX4040 – a portable FTIR gas analyser that enables the field measurement of literally thousands of gases. The DX4040 is the second generation of the world’s first truly portable FTIR analyser which brought laboratory grade gas analysis into the field, and thereby brought the benefits of multiparameter FTIR gas analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • FTIR analyser improves anaesthetic gas detection at Torbay Hospital

    A unique gas measurement technology has enabled South Devon Healthcare’s Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit (PMU) at Torbay Hospital to conduct highly effective and detailed analysis of anaesthetic gases in a variety of hospital locations. The primary function of the PMU’s quality control department is to check active ingredient levels and sterility in manufactured pharmaceutical products. ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • New portable FTIR Gas Analyser detects almost any gas

    Gasmet Technologies Oy (Finland) has announced the launch of the DX4040 – a portable FTIR gas analyser that enables the field measurement of literally thousands of gases. The DX4040 is the second generation of the world’s first truly portable FTIR analyser which brought laboratory grade gas analysis into the field, and thereby brought the benefits of multiparameter FTIR gas analysis ...


    By DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH

  • Agilent Technologies Introduces Innovative Handheld FTIR Spectrometer, Bringing Laboratory Performance to the Field

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a next-generation mobile spectroscopy product that is ideal for on-site testing in a broad range of applications, including advanced materials, art, historical objects, geology, agriculture, composites, coatings and polymers. The lightweight, ergonomic ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Multigas analyser supports liquid fuel research

    Two advanced FTIR analysers are being employed to monitor multiple gas concentrations simultaneously in laboratory scale reactors at Sasol’s Research and Technology Centre in South Africa. The monitors, which were supplied by Gasmet Technologies (Finland), are being used to study changes in gas composition during the preparation of Fisher Tropsch catalysts which are used in gas-to-liquids ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • On-Site Gas Analysis like Never Before

    Gasmet Technologies from Finland is a leading manufacturer of FTIR gas analyzers for demanding industrial gas monitoring applications. The latest addition to the Gasmet product family is the Gasmet Dx-4030, which is the first truly portable FTIR gas analyzer on the market. The key to Gasmet Dx-4030’s unique portability lies in its ingenious construction; the analyzer module is located in a sturdy ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • The Gasmet story - from an academic idea to a global business

    In this article, Dr Petri Jaakkola, founder and Chairman of Gasmet Technologies Oy explains how an idea shared by a group of researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland, during the early 1970s, developed into one of the world’s leading gas monitoring instrumentation manufacturers. Early history – technology development At first, the Finnish researchers understood ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Germany lowers biogas formaldehyde emissions

    The renewable energy sector has grown enormously in Germany in recent years and there are now large numbers of plants producing energy from biogas/anaerobic digestion. The emissions from these plants are regulated, but the measurement of formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is being reduced as a result of a financial incentive system. However, the measurement of formaldehyde is challenging and in order to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Free on-site multiparameter gas analysis

    Quantitech Ltd has launched the world’s first truly portable FTIR multicomponent workplace gas analyser and in order to enable prospective users to see the technology for themselves, the company's Dr Andrew Hobson is offering to visit sites and run tests completely free of charge. This offer is available for a limited period of time, but Dr Hobson says, “In the past, field-use instruments for the ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • ASTM D2702 - 05(2011) Standard Practice for Rubber Chemicals—Determination of Infrared Absorption Characteristics

    This procedure can be used for a variety of applications, including identifying unlabeled material, process control, raw material acceptance, product evaluation, and compositional change during environmental testing. Rubber chemicals vary widely in their chemical and physical properties. Infrared spectrophotometers vary in the presentation of a spectrum ...


    By ASTM International

  • Advanced detection technologies enhance safety and security

    Leading instrumentation specialist Quantitech will feature two new technologies at the Counter Terror Expo 2011 that promise to radically improve the detection of drugs, explosives and other harmful or toxic chemicals. The Gasmet DX4030 multi-gas analyser and the TeknoScan TSI-3000 banned substance trace detection system will be demonstrated on Stand O20 at the event held at London Olympia on the ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry`s Most Sensitive GC/MSD System at Conference in China

    Agilent Technologies today introduced the Agilent 5977B High Efficiency Source (HES) GC/MSD System, a tandem gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer that delivers lower limits of detection than any other instrument in its class. "The 5977B is a major leap forward," ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Specac Limited: Testing chocolate for contaminants

    If you haven't bitten into a chunk of plastic when you last ate a Mars Bar or Snickers, you may think there's no chance of eating any contaminants with your elevensee's. But not all foreign objects in food can be seen with human eyes. Straight-forward chocolate generally consists of coca butter, egg white, organic acids, cellulose, polyphenols, water, minerals, salts, theobromine, ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Specac and rubber analysis applications

    Earlier this year the Guardian ran a story discussing how a father blames 3G ‘crumb-rubber’ football pitches for his son’s cancer. “Nigel Maguire said his 18-year-old son Lewis has Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to the 'crumb ...


    By Specac Limited

  • High concentrations of soot in diesel engine lube oils easily measured with IR analyzer

    Extended drain times, combined with stringent emission requirements, make it important to routinely check the soot levels in diesel engine oil. Rapid, on-site field measurement of soot concentration levels in diesel engine lubricating oils at levels as high as 12 - 15% takes less than 30 seconds with the InfraCal Soot Meter from Wilks Enterprise, Inc. This compact, pushbutton analyzer provides ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers Free of Charge FT-IR Educational Experiments

    MADISON, WI – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces the availability of basic educational packages for Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometers. For use in classroom or teaching laboratory environments, the experiments offer an insight into the theory and operation of FT-IR spectroscopy and are suitable for use in undergraduate, technical and ...

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