Paints and Coatings


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.

 


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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


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