December 6, 2022
SCION Instruments offers the solution for a simulated distillation of middle distillates and lubricating base oils. In our latest Application Note, discover how the 8500 and 8300 GC platforms can be used for safer and more efficient simulated distillations.
November 28, 2022
The SCION Instruments 8X00 GC-platform provides a robust and complete solution for the simulated distillation of distillates and lubricating base oils, following standardized method EN15199-1. This Application Note demonstrate that this method and the SCION Instruments GC system configuration performs excellent and meets all the specifications mentioned in EN15199-1.
November 21, 2022
Fuel oxygenates have been added to gasoline for years to produce more efficient and cleaner fuel combustion thus reducing pollution. Unfortunately, since gasoline is stored in large storage tanks that are either above or below ground, fuel oxygenates can leach into the surrounding water or soil causing contamination and possible health risks to the surrounding environment. This application note presents methods for Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) to analyze fuel oxygenates in a soil matrix.
November 14, 2022
Regulatory bodies such as the United States Food and Drink Administration and the European Union have regulations related to the use of chemicals in food packaging materials. This application note details how the HT3 Automated Headspace Analysers can be used to determine volatile compounds mixed in food contact packaging under various conditions.
November 7, 2022
To brewers and the brewing industry, hops is an important beer component because of the flavour and aromas imparted during the hops addition process. Consequently, anticipating and/or validating the flavour profile of a particular variety of hops, based on analytical techniques, has become an increasingly useful tool in the head brewer’s repertoire. In this application note, the flavour profile of five types of hops will be identified using Full Evaporation Technique (FET) Headspace on a SCION Instruments Versa Automated Headspace.
October 31, 2022
Discover how the HT3 Headspace Instrument can be used for reliable, reproducible analysis of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds released from polymers in enclosed spaces to ensure air quality.
October 24, 2022
SCION Instruments offers the solution for detailed hydrocarbon analysis (DHA) of stabilized crudes. This application note details how SCION Instruments 4X6 and the new 8X00 GC-platform equipped with the 8400PRO autosampler can be used in the determination of light hydrocarbons in stabilised crude oils up to and including n-nonane(C9) using standardised method IP601.
October 17, 2022
Synthetic and natural materials are used extensively by the motor vehicle industry to provide customers appealing and safe vehicle interiors. Discover how SCION Instruments can be used to analyze polymers from the automotive industry.
October 10, 2022
Hexanal is a very common aromatic compound that contributes to the flavour and aroma in foods containing omega-6 fatty acids. This application note outlines how SCION HT3 Headspace sampler with the 8300GC can be used to determine the hexanal concentration in rice and infant formula.
October 5, 2022
This application note will outline the use of the SCION Instruments HT3 and MOM to develop a method for running VPH compounds by dynamic headspace. Because the HT3 is equipped with a dynamic trapping system (sweep) it is capable of detecting low ppb ranges of volatile contaminates in environmental samples, similar to ranges of purge and trap instrumentation. This study asserts the HT3 MOM will greatly enhance method optimization and expedite over-all method development. Additionally, the potential exists to simplify the MassDEP draft method by analyzing soil samples without the need for methanol extraction, methanol preservation, and potential liquid transfer effects.
MOM software will be utilized to optimize the dynamic trapping feature of the headspace instrument to meet the method requirement of the draft MassDEP VPH method.