Ultra-Fast GC makes UK debut at Lab innovations 2019
10 Sep 2019
Ellutia will be showing its 500 Series Gas Chromatograph, designed to perform conventional, fast and ultra-fast GC without the requirement for multiple instruments, at Lab Innovations 2019.
In Conventional mode, the 500 Series GC works with an air blown oven and that can accommodate most common capillary and packed columns. It can also perform ultra-fast chromatography when used with metal ultra-fast GC columns.
When in ultra-fast mode, an electrical current is passed directly through the column resistively rather than using the hot air oven to heat the column. Because only the column has been heated rather than an entire oven, the cool downtime is greatly decreased.
Sample throughput is increased 5-10 times in ultra-fast mode, meaning that the 500 series can perform the work of several conventional GCs to give a faster return on investment for lab managers. Reduced energy consumption means that use of the 500 series can result in lower energy bills and a reduced CO2 footprint.