Instrument Boosts Real-Time Analysis

Mass spectrometer can analyze components in the liquid as well as the gas phase simultaneously.

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For the first time, a mass spectrometer can analyze components in the liquid as well as the gas phase simultaneously in real time, claim its developers at the Fraunhofer Institutes for Chemical Technology (ICT), Pfinztal, Germany; and Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB), Stuttgart, Germany. The instrument, dubbed foxySPEC, can detect up to 30 components without the need for prior separation. The device can play a role in automated monitoring and control of chemical reactions and biotechnological processes, the developers add. The instrument boasts a response time of less than 1 sec., a wide measurement range (10 ppb to 100%), and a detection limit in the low…

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