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Monday, 26 November 2012

Bruker Make Available CD and Datafiles for GC-MS EPA Methods

Bruker CAM have released a new GC-MS Environmental Manual Methods available as a complimentary CD and datafile download via their website. The manual illustrates how the Bruker SCION™ SQ is ideal for EPA methods and the link to the methodology enables a quick download of the datafiles directly to your SCION SQ, to enable immediate running of EPA methods.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government bodies are developing evermore stringent screening policies to monitor the level and effects of pesticides and other contaminants in the environment. In line with this, the need for fast and robust quantitative analysis of thousands of samples in complex matrices is growing. Bruker’s GC-MS Environmental Manual Methods and CD advises on how best to use the SCION SQ to optimize performance, while fully complying with the required EPA methods. The methods covered in the manual are EPA Method 524.3 ‘Measurement of purgeable organic compounds in water by capillary column gas chromatography-mass spectrometry’, EPA Method 525.2 ‘Determination of organic compounds in drinking water by liquid-solid extraction and capillary column gas chromatography-mass spectrometry’, and EPA Method 8270D – ‘ Semi volatile organic compounds by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry’. Bruker have structured the manual around each method, making it easy to identify the section you need. Each method discusses scope and application, method summary, equipment parameters, reagents and standards, instrument set-up, expected analytical results, and trouble shooting.

With a lens-free ion path, active focussing q0 and extended dynamic range detector, Bruker’s SCION SQ is fast becoming the instrument of choice for environmental analytics, as it sets new industry standards for gas chromatography single quadrupole mass detection. Employing innovative new design features, like the axial flow source which ensures greater inertness and increased robustness, 90o curved qo to eliminate neutral noise, and fast scanning quadrupole (14,000 amu/sec) for fast SIM/Scan acquisition the SCION SQ is the perfect choice for the environmental laboratory. An upper mass limit of m/z1200 makes the SCION SQ is capable of handling almost any GC application, hence its suitability for EPA methods outlined on the CD. Designed to be user-friendly and requiring only simple maintenance, the SCION SQ is the first choice for any GC-MS application.

The SCION SQ method and data files for EPA Method 524.3, 525.2 and 8270D can be found in PDF format at or on request as a CD.

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