Rapid, accurate determination of ethers, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, present in many hydrocarbon process streams, is a recurring challenge. Even the residual traces of these compounds can inactivate costly, high-yield catalysts commonly used for large-scale polymer production. Unfortunately, todays standard gas chromatography (GC) methods for oxygenate analysis are not suitable for ever decreasing detection limits. While low-ppb oxygenate concentrations can be detected using lab-based gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instruments, these systems have seen limited deployment due to their size, complexity of design and specialist maintenance required for continuous operation.
The G908 oxygenate analyzer integrates the speed and separating power of ballistic gas chromatography with ultra-compact, low maintenance and rugged high pressure mass spectrometer (HPMS). G908 quantifies oxygenates at low-ppb levels in under 5-minutes using selective ion monitoring (SIM). This significantly increases both selectivity and sensitivity relative to standard GC flame ionization detection.
G908 is an all-in-one, multi-column, plug-and-go device. This rugged 28-pound analyzer combines the separation speed of ballistic gas chromatography, the compound selectivity of high pressure mass spectrometry (HPMS), and the analytical capabilities of FID and TCD, to provide rapid qualitative and quantitative results. The unique alliance of capillary column separations, conventional GC detection and novel microscale ion trap technology, ensures reduced analysis times – from minutes to seconds – for a wide range of compounds, saving you time and money. G908 is the most flexible solution for inline, at-line, laboratory and remote field based qualitative and quantitative analysis.