Novel sample introduction units
MSA has designed and built a range of filter desorber units for the collection, trapping, and rapid desorption of vapour samples. Filters of various diameters and thicknesses are available for a range of vapour (and airborne particulate) detection applications.
Filters are available in a range of support media (paper, fabric, metal, glass, etc.) and can be coated to enhance trapping efficiency. Filter pellets are available containing a variety of sorbent types (tenax, carbotrap, molecular sieves, etc.). Maximum signal to noise is achieved by delivering the trapped analytes into the analytical device (mass spectrometer) as rapidly as possible. In MSA’s patented filter desorber, air or nitrogen is pre-heated and passed rapidly through the filter or pellet to effect efficient desorption.
Contact MSA to discuss the filters and desorber unit to suit your application. Desorber units can be fabricated to interface with a range of mass spectrometers.
Rapid Analysis of Drugs and Explosives
Government agencies across the globe are continuously evaluating security equipment used for Drugs and Explosives detection applications, which is a very expensive and time-consuming process. So we were very pleased to see in a recent paper by Tam et al that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has advocated the use of the Mass Spec Analytical ‘Scentinel’ system to massively reduce the time required to obtain results.
Drug menace off the streets
A significant, longstanding figure within the drug dealing fraternity in Scotland has recently been found guilty by a majority verdict.
Case study spotlight
Drug Trafficking/Money Laundering Operation: Drugs on money
The Operation was a long running international drug smuggling operation resulting in the seizure of more than 12 tons of controlled drugs with an estimated street value in excess of £61 million.