Available on Agilent 5890, 6890, 7820, 7890, 8890, Shimadzu 2030, Thermo Fisher, Varian, Bruker, and Scion GCs
A Breakthrough Innovation Revolutionizing GC/FID Technology
Transforming the Way Scientists Use Gas Chromatographs with Flame Ionization Detectors
The Polyarc system has a catalytic microreactor that enhances new and existing gas chromatographs (GCs) with flame ionization detectors (FIDs) by converting all organic compounds to methane molecules prior to their detection by the FID. In doing so, the Polyarc system reduces the need to perform time-consuming calibrations by creating a uniform detector response for truly universal carbon detection.
The Polyarc system gives scientists the capability to determine purity, quantify unknowns, qualify products, investigate, improve development and more in a simple, fast and more economical way that is transforming the industry.
Overcoming Low-response in GC-FID Analysis
What do aldehydes, chlorofluorocarbons and silylated compounds have in common? They are a pain to analyze via GC-FID! The flame ionization detector (FID) is the most widely used detector because of its simplicity, large linear range (from 0.1 ppb to 100%), and general response to carbon.
The Polyarc® System Features an Optimized Design and Seamless Integration
The Polyarc system is the first commercial technology of its kind. The device uses proprietary technologies including novel catalysts, a specially designed 3D-printed micro reactor, and fast seamless integration into existing equipment.
The optimized internal design and catalyst microstructure maintains separation performance and peak shape while increasing sensitivity and enabling accurate quantification without calibration standards.
Perform Cutting-Edge Chromatography on Any Organic Compound with a Polyarc® System
Realize a greater breadth of analysis with improved detection of compounds previously invisible or with an extremely low sensitivity by gas chromatography using FID only — while reducing the need for time intensive calibration.
The careful selection and robust catalyst design enables the analysis of a wide variety of compounds including a range of heteroatoms, compounds of various sizes, and samples containing common poisons (e.g., S).
How Does the Polyarc® System Compare to a Methanizer?
A conventional methanizer converts CO and CO2 to methane, allowing low level FID detection of CO and CO2. The significant advantage of the Polyarc system is that it converts all compounds to methane, allowing not only for the detection of CO and CO2 , but also millions of other organic compounfds.
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Why Choose ARC Technologies?
Activated Research Company (ARC) develops innovative products to enhance chemical analysis and improve lives. We serve customers across a range of industries with simple, easy-to-use GC/FID technologies that yield better data quality.