Automated real-time VOC trace gas analysis of large sample quantities with IONICON PTR-MS
The real-time measuring capability of a PTR-MS trace gas analyzer is ideally suited for continuous VOC monitoring but also for rapid analysis of discrete samples within seconds. The new IONICON autosampler for PTR-MS enables automated screening of hundreds of sample vials. This fully integrated, high throughput system for VOC head-space analysis, drastically reduces processing cost for larger batches of samples and provides consistent high data quality.
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The IONICON Autosampler
We have modified a reliable, industrial autosampler for optimal interaction with IONICON PTR-MS instruments. It can be loaded with multiple sample trays carrying up to 270 vials (20ml) simultaneously, for liquid, solid, or gas samples. The bench-top autosampler allows for static and dynamic head-space measurements.
A custom-made software controls the sampling process as well as the PTR-MS measurement for integrated and consistent data. Several pre-programmed sample treatment and analysis protocols can be further optimized for specific application.
Hundreds of samples can be processed literally overnight due to the high speed of the IONICON PTR-MS technology complemented by an autosampler, resulting in high throughput and increased capacity utilization. Especially customers that routinely require the analysis of large sample batches will greatly benefit from this efficiency and much reduced costs per sample.
Nevertheless, also for smaller batches the highly standardized sampling procedure and integrated data output, improves the quality of the results, simplifies data processing and leaves the scientists free to concentrate on what really matters.