Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Environmental Analysis
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Markes Announces Productivity-enhancing Improvements to its Range of TD Instruments

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Company has also announced improvements to its SafeLok TD sampling tubes.

Markes International has recently announced the latest technological improvements to its range of thermal desorption (TD) instruments, which further extend the application range and enhance productivity.

The first improvement is to allow much higher-concentration samples to be analyzed in the same sequence as low-concentration samples. The new changes mean users can allow only a tiny fraction of the original sample into the analytical instrument.

Markes’ Product Manager, Steve Davies, explained “The enhanced electronic mass flow control technology now implemented across Markes’ range of thermal desorbers allows split ratios from zero to 125,000:1 for routine TD-GC methods. This uniquely wide range also means more samples can be automatically and quantitatively re-collected for repeat analysis and method validation. These new capabilities are especially useful for key applications such as workplace air monitoring, industrial emissions testing and materials analysis”.

The second improvement has been to speed up cooling and reduce thermal desorption cycle times, with or without re-collection, thus boosting the number of analyses that can be undertaken in any given period.

Davies said “Our customers frequently tell us that sample throughput is crucial for them, and many are looking to use new fast GC methods. The new reduced TD cycle times complement this, making sure thermal desorption doesn’t become the ‘rate-determining step’ in the process”.

In addition to the instrument enhancements, Markes has also announced improvements to its SafeLok TD sampling tubes, which already set the standard globally for pumped air monitoring tubes. SafeLok tubes can be used interchangeably with standard tubes. They have the same external dimensions and sorbent masses, but are protected with diffusion-locking technology at both ends, which stops contaminants getting in and analytes getting out.

Steve Oldfield, Markes’ Consumables Product Manager, said “Everybody likes the extra sample security offered by SafeLok tubes, but now they can be used at higher sampling flow rates and with standard pumps, they’re suitable for all pumped air monitoring applications”.

He went on to say “No-one likes to repeat expensive field monitoring exercises, and SafeLok tubes help guarantee this by minimizing any chance of accidental loss or contamination of samples before, during and after sampling.”

Markes International manufactures specialist analytical instrumentation for trace organic analysis. It is renowned as a global market leader for analytical thermal desorption and for developing time-of-flight MS technology for gas chromatography.

In January 2013, Markes became part of the Mulheim-based German family business Schauenburg International Group, and has technical support centres in the UK, USA and Germany.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Safe CO2 Storage Viable Following Tests
Successful trials in Australia have led to the discovery of an inexpensive method of stored CO2 monitoring underground.
Phosphorous Pollution Remains Major Issue
Phosphorus pollution of lakes is a major problem. Researchers now look to improve the state of the lakes, otherwise freshwater quality will suffer.
Detecting Pesticides, Nerve Gas With an Electronic Nose
Detecting pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations? An international team of researchers led by Ivo Stassen and Rob Ameloot from KU Leuven have made it possible.
Carbon Capture Breakthrough
Chemists from the University of York have developed a new, green, CO2 capture system with a focus around reducing large scale emissions.
Massive Helium Discovery a "Game Changer" for Medical Industry
A new development is gas exploration has yielded the discovery of a huge helium gas field, which could help relieve the dwindling supply.
NASA Study Explains Sea Ice Differences at Poles
NASA-led study uses satellite and environmental data to shed light on differences in sea ice formation between Arctic and Antarctic.
Wireless, Wearable Toxic-Gas Detector
Inexpensive sensors could be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents.
Tracking The Aluminum Used To Purify Tap Water
Kobe University researchers demonstrate a new analysis method to measure the concentration of aluminium used to purify tap water.
Electronic Sensor Tells Dead Bacteria From Live
The sensor, which measures 'osmoregulation', is a potential future tool for medicine and food safety.
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!