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New Purge & Trap Guide

Posted by Betsey Seibel on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 01:33 PM

Purge & Trap (P&T) concentration is a common technique used for the analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds. An analytical trap is the major component of any P&T system and is responsible for trapping the analytes purged from a sample, and then after heating, releasing them for further analysis.


An analytical trap choice for Purge and Trap concentration offers specific challenges for end users. Most standard methods define the dimensions of the trap, as well as recommend packing materials. There are several packing choices that can be substituted, however, provided they meet the analytical requirements of the method.


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Fundamentals of Purge and Trap

Posted by Betsey Seibel on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 01:50 PM

Fundamentals of Purge & Trap

Purge and Trap Background

When using a concentrator system, it is not essential to understand how it works. However, a good grasp of the fundamentals helps prevent problems and assists you when you are faced with tasks such as method development and troubleshooting.  The purpose of this blog is to help you develop an understanding of how and why compounds are concentrated.


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