The Instrument

Protocols for environmental contaminant analysis specify high resolution mass spectrometry as the preferred detection method following high resolution gas chromatography. Only this level of instrumentation can eliminate responses from other materials present in complex matrices at sufficiently high sensitivity.

The New Autoconcept is the instrument of choice for these dedicated analyses, in particular those with exacting requirements such as the dioxin and furans protocols specified by methods USEPA1613 and EN1948

Peak Profile Analysis Occasionally, even at high resolution, unexpected responses can be obtained. To solve this problem and to identify the cause, Autoconcept adds another tool to the analyst’s armory.

A peak profiling method helps identify the origin of such responses. Instead of recording peak top responses, Autoconcept can sweep a mass region and acquire the entire peak profile, thus allowing instant recognition of any underlying interfering peaks.