Identification of Adulterated Spirits using Field Portable GC-MS

The spirits drink industry is the most valuable European agri-food export sector (€10bn in exports, representing a trade surplus close to €9bn). Distilled spirits are as diverse as the EU’s Member States, spanning 46 product categories, and include a host of geographically-specific products that contribute to the culture of their regions and the European Union.

Application Note 012711_01

Rapid Screening of Contaminated Ground Water

Methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and the combination of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX), are routinely monitored in soil and ground water to determine whether petroleum contamination has occurred due to industrial runoff, or waste water effluent, in order to protect local tributaries and surrounding property1-2.

Application Note 012701_01

Volatile Components in Coffee

Coffee is widely consumed as a beverage because of the stimulating effect it produces in humans. The aroma of coffee contributes to the flavor and taste of the beverage and has consequently led to extensive research on coffee.

Application Note 013202_01

Volatile Organic Compound Identification in Water by Portable SPME-GCMS

Groundwater water sources are routinely tested for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of environmental concern. The current standard of practice is to collect water samples in specified containers and transport them under refrigeration to a fixed laboratory for analysis.

Application Note 012816_01

Volatile Organic Compound Screening in Soil Using SPME-GCMS

The ability to screen soil samples in the field by identifying volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a valuable tool where sampling decisions are required in near real-time.

Application Note 012319_01