“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.”