A2 Technologies is offering a range of portable handheld FTIR systems that are optimised for geoscience applications, including the compositional analysis of rocks, minerals and soils.
The Exoscan and Flexscan FTIR systems are battery-powered, hand-held FTIR spectrometers that are proven for field applications.
With these portable FTIR systems, samples no longer need be transported back to the lab.
Using an Exoscan or Flexscan portable FTIR system, critical information about a field site can be obtained in real time, allowing the investigator to focus on areas of the site of greatest importance.
The technology can identify minerals and soil components, as well as quantify molecular compounds such as oil contamination or degree of hydration in soil.
The Exoscan and Flexscan systems offer the ruggedness and spectroscopic performance that are necessary for field-based geoscience applications.
Equipped with a diffuse reflectance sampling interface, these systems provide detailed molecular analysis of granular soil or rough rock samples.
No sample preparation is required.
The Exoscan system, with its optional Docking Station, is said to serve as a powerful benchtop lab system that is able to transform in seconds to an equally powerful field analyser.
The lightweight Flexscan can be used as a at-site system for analysing samples over large areas where many measurements are required.