Agilent Technologies’ New Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Analyser Designed for Easy Startup, Higher Throughput of Environmental Samples
16 Sep 2009

Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the Semi-Volatile Organic Compound (SVoC) Analyser, a complete, preconfigured tool for detecting and measuring SVoC in water and soil samples. With the analyser, Agilent provides a method of analysis and complete documentation, including a quick-start guide

The Analyzer includes the Agilent 5975C gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) and capillary flow technology configured for backflushing of heavy matrix, thereby improving analysis time and reducing maintenance needs.

“Several new technologies are dramatically improving throughput for analysing semi-volatiles in streams, lakes, wastewater and soil,” said Denise Ibens, Agilent solutions business development manager. “We’ve developed this new SVoC Analyser to help labs access this new technology easily and quickly. The concept is to help labs reduce the cost of implementing new technologies, increase confidence in initial results, and reduce time to technical mastery.”

Also part of the analyser package is Deconvolution Reporting Software (DRS) and a Semivolatiles DRS database/library. The latter includes the 338 single component analytes from EPA methods 525 and 8270, allowing for fast, high-confidence screening of target compounds, particularly effective for analysing dirty matrices.

The analyser is configured and pretested in the factory so that it is ready to use for the analysis of semi-volatiles. Application-focused training materials include several video tutorials and a user’s guide, all designed to enable out-of-the-box system operation. A representative checkout standard is provided to help users verify the application.

“During the last four decades, Agilent has developed a large number of methods that have evolved into industry standards,” Ibens observed. “Now there are more than 60 application kits and complete analysers available to bring this knowledge into labs with minimal disruption to daily laboratory operation.”

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