Exciting Collaboration Project:
In partnership with KBR, Activated Research Company has developed new technology for NASA.
ARC's miniaturized combustion reactor measures total organic carbon in the spacecraft's potable water.
We are really looking forward to using this device for our manufacturing process. We deal with agricultural waste and various feedstocks, so our starting materials and impurities are constantly changing in chain length. We are hoping this will cut down on our need for multiple reference standards and really help provide as accurate a number as possible. I'm very excited to play with this! Taylor Hayward Director of Analytical Sciences, Apeel Sciences
[This] is really the holy grail of chemical analysis. Paul Dauenhauer Professor, University of Minnesota
The Polyarc has enabled me to conveniently quantify low levels of formaldehyde with high level of repeatability. So far, I think it's a very powerful analytical tool and greatly improves the performance/sensitivity of the FID for substances like formaldehyde which would rather be difficult or nearly impossible to quantify. The Polyarc reactor is the baby of my research. Abubakar Yusuf Energy Technologies PhD Student, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
We have been happy with the performance. The Polyarc makes our lives easier. I cannot imagine attempting to calibrate the GC for every new compound we synthesize. Current Polyarc User
When investigating new surfactants, most molecules and intermediates that we synthesize do not have easily obtained standards. As a startup, we need to be able to use our time as efficiently as possible. Calibrating for each compound would waste time and resources. With the Polyarc, we can run samples from a reaction and immediately calculate conversion and selectivity. R&D Engineer Sironix Renewables
The Polyarc is the future of FID. It is to carbon as the SCD is to sulfur without the complexity. Dr. Jean-Paul Schirle-Keller Flavor Research and Education Center, University of Minnesota
Solves a problem that is as old as GC. Judge The Analytical Scientist Innovation Award 2015
The Polyarc® reactor is an exciting piece of lab equipment that, in practice, should be installed on every GC to eliminate the need for tedious calibrations and to facilitate closure of carbon balances when unknown species are detected. I am very encouraged by the results and recommend the product. Matthew Gilkey Ph.D. Candidate, University of Delaware
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