Paints and Coatings
The Polyarc® System:
Simplifying VOC Analysis
The number of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a single sample of solvent-borne or water-borne coatings can range from a few to hundreds of mostly oxygen-containing molecules. This complexity makes obtaining quantitative data both time-consuming and challenging, as the FID response must first be calibrated for each individual VOC. The Polyarc system can be used to save time by reducing calibrations for the GC/FID analysis of VOCs. A single internal (or external) standard can be used to quantify all other components in the mixture, without the need to first calibrate. This means that quantitative information for many components can be obtained in a single injection.
Are you currently performing ASTM Method D6886 in your laboratory?
Standard Test Method for Determination of the Weight Percent Individual Volatile Organic Compounds in Waterborne Air-Dry Coatings by Gas Chromatography has been revised by ARC to include the use of the Polyarc system.
Saving Time by Reducing Calibrations for the Quantification of VOCs in Paints and Coatings using the Polyarc System
Author(s): Nemi Jain and Evelyn Rouge, Sherwin-Williams Co.
Maduskar, S., et al., Lab on a Chip, “Quantitative carbon detector (QCD) for calibration-free, high-resolution characterization of complex mixtures”
Quantification of Compounds with Low or Negligible Response in Traditional FID using the Polyarc® Reactor
Author(s): Paul Dauenhauer and Connor Beach, University of Minnesota
Accurate Analysis of Fuel Ethers and Oxygenates in a Single Injection without Calibration Standards using GC-Polyarc®/FID.
Author(s): Andrew Jones, Activated Research Company
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