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GC-TOFMS/Sniffing

[09-06-2020]

Certech has acquired a GC-TOFMS/Sniffing instrument for enhanced VOC analysis and chemistry/odour correlation.
The Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (TOFMS) provides a powerful combination of sensitivity and spectral quality for improved screening of VOC and detection of odorous compounds at trace levels. This detector is able to acquire full-range spectra with sensitivities better than those achieved by traditional quadrupole MS in selected ion monitoring (SIM) mode.
The instrument is equipped with a platform for multiple VOC sampling methods:
-    Thermal Desorption
-    Automated high-capacity sorptive extraction (Hisorb™)
-    Headspace and headspace-trap, Dynamic Headspace (micro-chambers µCTE™)

The sniffing odour analysis is performed by our weekly trained expert panels, based on a standardized and recognized odour description methodology (“Champ des Odeurs®”, J-N Jaubert). The sniffing is performed during the entire chromatographic run, via an effective and ergonomic workplace, allowing a comprehensive peak/odour correlation for the complete VOC profile of the sample.
Certech provides support and expertise for characterization of VOC and odour emissions, as well as solutions for odour remediation and development of low odour/low VOC materials.