High-sensitivity GC system incorporates novel plasma technology

July 12, 2013

Shimadzu?s brand-new universal BID-2010 Plus detector applies the patented, Barrier Discharge Ioniza-tion (BID) breakthrough technology.

Shimadzu’s brand-new universal BID-2010 Plus detector applies the patented, Barrier Discharge Ionization (BID) breakthrough technology. Together with the high end GC-2010 Plus gas chromatograph it merges with the Tracera high sensitivity system, capable of detecting all types of trace organic and inorganic compounds (with the exception of helium (He) and neon (Ne) at ppb levels). Tracera is applicable for many types of high-sensitivity analyses typically performed with GC systems incorporating different detectors, and therefore utilizes the universal BID detection system as a cost saving solution.

The BID generates low-temperature helium plasma at close to room temperature, re-inventing the future of GC detection systems. It enables highly sensitive analysis which is more than 100 times higher than that of TCD and over twice as high as a FID detector. With its long-term stability and operation temperatures up to 350 °C, Tracera also improves the lab efficiency due to the robust design needing no routine maintenance or consumables.

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