Quantitech has launched the FROG-4000, a rugged, portable instrument capable of analysing trace levels of individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, soil and water.
Working in a range of environmental, health and safety applications, the FROG-4000 conducts fast on-site analysis, which is important because samples containing volatiles are notoriously difficult to transport, and because many applications require instant data.
For example, land remediation companies need to know which soil is contaminated so that they can either store or treat it, and they need to know if treatment was successful. They may also need to test liquid effluent against a discharge permit.
Analysis in a UKAS laboratory is often required for a small number of samples, but the advantage of a field-use device is that a large number of tests can be undertaken in order to characterise a site and identify hot-spots.