Gas chromatography is a vital tool in environmental analysis, providing precise and accurate results for the determination of various chemical substances in real-time. However, traditional chromatography techniques have been limited to laboratory use due to their size and technical requirements. This is where online chromatography comes in, offering the same analytical methodologies as laboratory chromatography but with the added benefit of field measurement. With the integration of necessary components, online chromatography allows for continuous analysis cycles of target compounds, providing real-time data for various applications in environmental monitoring, gas and mixture verification, fermentation control, wastewater treatment, and more. From measuring impurities in ultra-pure gases to determining the olfactory footprint of offensive odors, online chromatography offers a versatile solution for environmental analysis needs.
Chromatography is a laboratory technique used to separate and analyze the components of a mixture. It works by passing the mixture through a stationary phase, such as a column packed with a solid material, and a mobile phase, such as a gas or liquid, which carries the mixture through the stationary phase. Different components in the mixture will interact differently with the stationary phase, causing them to separate and travel at different rates through the column. This allows for the individual components to be analyzed and identified. Chromatography is widely used in various fields such as environmental analysis, biochemistry, and forensics for the separation and analysis of complex mixtures.
Environmental chromatography is a branch of chromatography that is specifically used for the analysis of environmental samples such as air, water, soil, and waste. The goal of environmental chromatography is to quantify the presence of various pollutants, contaminants, and other substances in these samples to help ensure the quality and safety of the environment. This type of chromatography typically utilizes advanced instrumentation and techniques such as gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry to provide accurate and precise results.
Environmental chromatographs provide several benefits for monitoring air quality. Some of these benefits include:
Environmental chromatographs use various analytical techniques such as gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and electrochemical detection to measure air pollutants. The sample of air is drawn into the chromatograph and separated into its individual components. The components are then measured and quantified based on their unique characteristics such as molecular weight, electrical charge, or chemical reactivity. The resulting data provides information about the concentration of specific pollutants in the air sample, allowing for continuous monitoring and analysis of air quality.
An environmental chromatograph can be used to monitor a wide range of air pollutants, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toxic gases, particulate matter, and other harmful substances. The chromatograph works by analyzing a sample of the air and determining the concentration of specific chemicals or compounds in the sample. This information can then be used to monitor the quality of indoor or outdoor air, assess the impact of air pollution on human health and the environment, and develop strategies for reducing air pollution.
An environmental chromatograph offers a number of advantages over traditional air monitoring methods. The primary advantage of using an environmental chromatograph is its ability to accurately and precisely measure a wide range of air pollutants, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toxic gases, and other toxic or hazardous substances. Unlike traditional air monitoring methods, which may only be able to measure a single type of air pollutant or provide rough estimates of pollutant levels, an environmental chromatograph provides highly accurate and detailed measurements of the presence and concentration of air pollutants. This information is valuable in a number of applications, including monitoring air quality in industrial or residential areas, assessing the impact of environmental pollution on human health, and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.
Environmental chromatographs are known for their high accuracy in detecting and measuring air pollutants. Compared to traditional air monitoring methods, environmental chromatographs use advanced technology such as gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to provide highly accurate results. The use of these technologies ensures that the air pollutants are precisely separated and identified, resulting in accurate measurement of their concentrations. Additionally, environmental chromatographs typically have a wider range of measurement capabilities, allowing for the detection of a greater number of air pollutants. The high accuracy and expanded measurement range of environmental chromatographs make them a reliable and effective choice for air monitoring and analysis.
Environmental chromatographs can benefit a variety of industries that require air quality monitoring, including:
Overall, any industry that requires air quality monitoring can benefit from using environmental chromatographs.
The choice of which environmental chromatograph to buy depends on various factors such as the type and concentration of air pollutants you need to monitor, the level of accuracy required, the type of sample (gas or liquid), the level of portability needed, and your budget. It’s also important to consider the features and capabilities of the chromatograph, such as real-time data analysis, data storage, and compatibility with software or other equipment. Before making a purchase, it’s advisable to research and compare different options, and to consult with an expert in the field for guidance on selecting the best environmental chromatograph for your needs.
Inteccon is proud to represent and distribute some of the leading environmental chromatographs on the market. Our range of products includes state-of-the-art chromatographs that are designed to meet the diverse air monitoring needs of various industries. From odor chromatographs to environmental gas chromatographs, our products are renowned for their precision, reliability and accuracy in monitoring air pollutants. With a team of experienced professionals, Inteccon is dedicated to providing top-notch solutions to help companies and organizations achieve their air quality monitoring goals. Whether you are looking for an odor chromatograph or an environmental gas chromatograph, our product portfolio offers a range of solutions to suit your needs.
Chromatotec is a group of companies that specializes in the manufacturing and sales of specialized gas analyzers. The company has a range of products including Airmotec for VOC analysis in air and water, Chroma for impurities in gas or air, and Medor for sulfur analysis in air, natural gas, or biogas. Chromatotec also offers turnkey units for gas processes. With its presence in the US, Europe, and Asia, the company provides sales and service support to customers globally.
The Online Chromatograph is a continuous monitoring solution for light hydrocarbons (C2-C6) with a detection range of 0.5-100 ppb. It uses FID (Flame Ionization Detector) technology and hydrogen as the carrier gas. The chromatograph is designed for environmental applications such as pollution control, VOC monitoring, ozone precursor monitoring, photochemical evaluation (PAMS) monitoring stations, process emissions, and indoor measurements. It is capable of monitoring up to 32 light compounds with a detection limit of 0.5 ppb and a standard cycle time of 30 minutes. The chromatograph features a robust metal capillary column, integrated computer with a screen for data visualization, and the VistaCHROM software for data recording, calculation, and configuration. It also offers options for analog outputs, nitrogen generators, zero air, and multiplexers. Different certifications are available depending on the model and configuration, including mCERT’s, GOST, ASTM, TÜV, and others.
The Online Chromatograph for Continuous Analysis of Heavy Hydrocarbons is a state-of-the-art instrument designed for monitoring heavy hydrocarbons in the range of 6 to 12 carbons such as Hexane to Dodecane. The FID (Flame Ionization Detector) detection principle, using hydrogen as the carrier gas, allows for accurate measurement of concentrations at ppb and ppt levels. Ideal for various environmental applications, this chromatograph is suitable for pollution control, VOC monitoring, BTEX monitoring, ozone precursor monitoring, monitoring stations for photochemical evaluation (PAMS), process emissions, and indoor measurements. With its integrated computer, robust high-resistant metal capillary column, and VistaCHROM software, the chromatograph delivers accurate and reliable data visualization, instrument configuration, and measurement results. Optional accessories and certifications are available, making it a versatile and customizable tool for various industrial and environmental applications.
The Online chromatograph for BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene) analysis uses the FID (Flame Ionization Detector) principle and hydrogen as the carrier gas to measure concentrations in ppb and ppt in air, soil, or water. It is ideal for monitoring BTEX levels in the environment, such as industrial emission assessments, industrial safety and health, and quality control in processes. The chromatograph has a detection limit of 50 ppt and a detection range of 0.1-380 μg/m3. The cycle time is between 15-30 minutes, with a robust high-resistance metal capillary column and a sample volume of 30-700 mL. The chromatograph is certified EN-14662-3, MCERTS and TÜV for Benzene monitoring. The integrated computer with a screen allows for data visualization and instrument configuration, with VistaCHROM software for data recording, calculation, calibration, and export. The chromatograph also features analog outputs 4-20 mA or modBus output, and optional accessories such as nitrogen generators, zero air, and multiplexer for measuring multiple points with the same instrument. Different certifications are available based on the model and configuration, including mCERT’s, GOST, ASTM, and TÜV.
Online Chromatograph for Continuous Analysis of BTEX – The online chromatograph is designed for the continuous analysis of BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene) using photoionization detection (PID) and nitrogen as the carrier gas. With a detection limit of 0.01 ppb and a range of 0-1000 ppb, it is ideal for monitoring BTEX in urban and non-urban areas, defense perimeters in refineries, indoor and outdoor air control, industrial hygiene, and more. The chromatograph features an integrated computer with a screen for data visualization, a robust high-resistant metal capillary column, and a sample volume of 20-400 mL. The VistaCHROM software in Windows-based internal computing hardware allows for data recording and analysis, calibration, and more. The chromatograph is available with different certifications, including mCERT’s, GOST, ASTM, and TÜV, and optional accessories like nitrogen generators, zero air, and multiplexer.
The AirmoVOC Monitoring System is a state-of-the-art solution for continuous analysis of ozone precursors. This fully automated system combines two analysis modules using FID detection to provide high-precision monitoring of up to 88 compounds, including those listed in US EPA PAMS 56, TO14, and TO15 environmental guidelines. With fast and accurate analysis in less than 30 minutes for the full range of compounds, the AirmoVOC system is ideal for ozone precursor monitoring, environmental research, and environmental monitoring. The 19″ modular rack includes an integrated computer with a screen and VistaCHROM software for data visualization and analysis. The system also features a hydrogen gas generator and zero air generator, automatic calibration with permeation tubes, and remote data transmission capabilities. The system operates on AC 115 V power supply and is equipped with optional analog outputs, digital outputs, and communication protocols.
The monitoring system by AirmoVOC is a fully automated modular solution for the analysis of up to 123 compounds. It combines the use of gas chromatography with FID detection for C2-C6 and C6-C12 monitoring, as well as a Det QMS mass spectrophotometer for C2-C12 measurement. The system is capable of monitoring various compounds including ozone precursors, VOCs, hydrocarbons, PAHs, and solvents. With a 30-minute analysis cycle and a detection limit of up to 1 ppt for Benzene, the system provides fast and accurate results. The modular rack is designed for unattended monitoring in the field and comes with an integrated computer with screen for data visualization and instrument configuration. The system is compatible with VistaCHROM software and has analog outputs and digital output options available. It runs on AC 115 V power supply.
Online chromatograph for continuous analysis of light organic compounds, BTEX and VOCs by using the FID (Flame Ionization Detector) detection principle and hydrogen as the carrier gas to measure concentrations in ppm and ppb. Ideal for indoor air quality monitoring in occupational health and safety settings, emission monitoring, environmental monitoring, and process monitoring. The chromatograph features a robust metal capillary column, an integrated computer with a screen for data visualization, and a cycle time of 3 to 30 minutes. The chromatograph is equipped with VistaCHROM dedicated software for data recording, calculation, calibration, and information export. The chromatograph can be calibrated using permeation tubes or gas cylinders and has analog outputs and modbus output options available. The chromatograph is available with certifications such as mCERTS, GOST, ASTM, TÜV, and others, depending on the model and configuration.
Different certifications depending on model and configuration, including mCERT’s, GOST, ASTM, TÜV and others. The system is designed for both continuous and periodic measurements, with the option of integrating it into a larger system for data management and control. With its fast analysis cycle and high precision, it is ideal for use in industries such as petrochemical, natural gas, and oil refining, as well as for air quality monitoring in urban and non-urban areas.
This monitoring system is designed for the analysis of compounds associated with unpleasant odors. It utilizes the principles of gas chromatography and electrochemical detection and PID. This online chromatography system can analyze sulfur compounds, mercaptans, and VOCs to determine the olfactory impact of a mixture directly. It is ideal for a wide range of applications, including monitoring at wastewater treatment plants, refineries, petrochemicals, transport and gas processing sites, waste treatment plants, environmental monitoring, odor impact management and evaluation, TRS measurement, and measurement of offensive odors. The system has a detection limit of ppb or 50 UO E/m3 with an adjustable range up to 100 ppm or ppb. The cycle time, which depends on the application, is 600 seconds for the standard configuration. The robust high-resistance metal capillary column is compliant with standards such as DIN 51855/7, ISO 19739:2004, and ASTM D 7493-08, and there is the option of ATEX or CSA certification. The integrated computer has a screen for data visualization and instrument configuration, and the VistaCHROM dedicated software in the Windows-based internal computing hardware allows for data recording, calculation, recalculation, calibration, and information export. The system also has analog outputs 4-20 mA or modBus output (optional) and optional accessories such as nitrogen generators and zero air.
The Zero air generator is a highly compatible device designed for use with Chromatotec products. It is an ideal solution for generating air free of impurities, which can be used for verification and maintenance of chromatographs or other types of high precision monitoring equipment. The generator provides clean air with a total hydrocarbon concentration of less than 1 ppb, which makes it ideal for use with high precision equipment. It has a maximum flow rate of 1 L/min in discontinuous mode, and a low noise level of less than 55 dB (A). The generator is equipped with a 10-liter reservoir that operates at 7 bars, and it can provide zero air to all or some of the components of the monitoring equipment such as FID detectors, pneumatic valves, Peltier cooler, Calibration permeation tubes and MEDOR traction gas.
This product is a Nitrogen generator with an air compressor, designed specifically for use with Chromatotec products. It provides high purity nitrogen for use as a carrier gas in chromatographs and other high precision monitoring equipment. With a flow rate of 200 cc/min, this generator is ideal for verifying, maintaining and calibrating these instruments. It has the option of 300 cc/min for special applications and a purity level of 99.9995% nitrogen. The electronic control of the reservoir is connected with vistaChrom software, ensuring a seamless and efficient operation. Additionally, this nitrogen generator can also provide zero air to various elements such as FID detectors, pneumatic valves, Peltier cooler, calibration permeation tubes, and traction gas for MEDOR.
This product is a hydrogen generator that is compatible with Chromatotec products, making it ideal for generating hydrogen for use in FID detectors, FPD, BTEX, and VOC analyzers. It has a standard flow of 100 cc/min, with the option of 160 cc/min for special applications. It features a 3-liter reservoir for distilled water, allowing for the continuous production of hydrogen for 83 days. The output pressure is 2 bar and the purity of the hydrogen is 99.9999%, with trace amounts of total hydrocarbons less than 1 ppb. The generator also has an electronic control system that connects with the VistaCHROM software for easy monitoring and operation. This hydrogen generator offers a safe and efficient solution for using hydrogen in chromatography processes without having to handle flammable and explosive cylinder materials
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