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Returning to work after COVID-19

Posted by Jacob Rebholz on Wed, Apr 01, 2020 @ 12:03 PM

Hello all,

For those of you who are reading this from your office, or laboratory, please do be safe and thank you for the essential functions that you continue to serve, despite the risk to you and your family. We are all grateful for your efforts. However, if you’re like me right now, you are reading this from home. While it is certainly an adjustment (how is it possible that two toddlers can sound like a herd of elephants migrating through a bubble wrap factory!?), it is very important for those of us who can, to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19. All the same, it is probably difficult being away from your instruments, even if this is a good time to catch up on other tasks. When all of this comes to an end, and eventually we return to work, in what kind of condition will we find our instruments?

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Tags: Purge and Trap, COVID-19

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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