GC x GC-MS/FID analysis system

Instrument GCxGC-MS/FID analysis system
Location SINTEF Industry
Oslo Science Park, Oslo (map)
Contact Roman Tschentscherroman.tschentscher@sintef.no, +47 930 03 428
Technical description The instrument is used to analyse the light fraction of complex samples with boiling points up to 420°C. Sample amounts of 1 mL are required. Methods for split and splitless sample injection for improved compound detection are available. The compound separation is achieved based on 1) the boiling point using a non-polar primary column and 2) polarity using a polar secondary column. The eluting gas is split and analysed in parallel by flame ionization and mass spectroscopy. The FID signal is, thereby, used for compound quantification. The MS-signal is used for compound identification based on NIST databases. Automated routines for calculation of mass amounts, distribution of heteroatoms, Van Krevelen plots and heating values are available.
Technical information
  • GC: Agilent 7890 with 16 vial automated sampler.
  • MS: Agilent 5975C inert MS with Triple Axis Detector.
  • Agilent flow modulator for GCxGC separation.
  • In-house developed methods for split and splitless analysis available.
  • GCImage software and NIST database for analysis of GCxGC chromatograms.
  • In-house database of more than 700 compounds from thermochemical conversion of biomass.
  • Automated routines for calculation of mass fractions from FID signal including data processing for plotting heteroatom distributions, Van Krevelen plots and calculation of properties (heating value, distillation curves, CHO ratio, heteroatom content).
Platforms Sugar platform
Direct liquefaction platform