Tell us about the company and why you are attending analytica 2018?
We are the world's leading manufacturer of ultra-sensitive real-time trace gas analyzers based on Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) and also offer related analytical instruments like custom TOF-MS systems for research and industrial VOC monitoring.
Analytica is the most important European show for us, covering analytical science and attracting excellent visitors from various application areas who get the chance to get a real demo with hands-on at our booth A2.441B
What products are you highlighting at analytica 2018?
Analytica is our European launch event of the new CHARON real-time aerosol inlet system that allows for our new high-performance PTR-TOF 6000 X2 trace gas analyzers to also monitor organic particulate matter in addition to VOCs. This increases the versatility of our analyzers tremendously because one single instrument covers gases and now additionally particulate organic matter in real-time.
Visit us at booth 441B in hall A2 and experience a live demonstration of air analysis on the show floor!
What makes this product different from anything else on the market?
This revolutionary new inlet enables IONICON PTR-TOFMS series instruments to measure aerosols directly with the most versatile, reliable and proven technology for VOC analysis available on the market: PTR-MS. CHARON in combination with the IONICON PTR-MS technology detects the most abundant range of atmospheric organic carbon, compared to other analyzers or inlet systems. Unlike other options, CHARON is a direct inlet system that doesn’t sacrifice one of the main benefits of PTR-MS instruments: the real-time monitoring capabilities.
Which industries will benefit from this product?
CHARON PTR-TOFMS is the perfect analytical technique to identify and quantitatively follow atmospheric particulate tracer compounds like e.g. levoglucosan and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. One-minute resolved data of hundreds of identified chemical compositions boost the quality of source apportionment to an unseen level. Therefore, especially in climate research, atmospheric chemistry and emissions monitoring CHARON PTR-TOFMS can be seen as a revolutionary new tool.