Vogon Laboratory Services Ltd.
Solid Phase Extraction
Analysts and technologists are often too busy to attend general or specific training courses and lab managers do not often realize tangible benefits from sending staff to these courses. And yet, quality systems (and common sense) dictate that the lab staff should continue to receive appropriate training to maintain proficiency and learn new skills.
Vogon Labs specializes in providing effective education and training with specialized courses, especially in LC, GC and Mass Spectrometry applications. You can send your staff to our facility or we can come to your site to deliver a customized training package.
Specific tests for naphthenic acids (NAs), microcystins, pesticides, herbicides per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), and many other environmental contaminants are available. We perform our test for naphthenic acids (NAs) by LC-QTOF, which is a highly specific approach that targets the explicit chemical composition of NAs using high resolution mass spectrometry. We provide a total NA value and can also provide a breakdown of specific acids to help you understand the nature of the sample.
Agilent Liquid Chromatography Quadrupole Time-of Flight (LC/Q-TOF) Mass Spectrometer
Several high-pressure LC modules are combined with a Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer. This system provides accurate mass data to confirm the identity of the molecular formula, using high mass resolution and high mass accuracy. Available ion sources such as Agilent Jet Stream, Electrospray (ESI), Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) and Atmospheric Pressure Photo Ionization (APPI) allow detection of a wide variety of previously known and/or unknown compounds.
Agilent Liquid Chromatography Triple Quadrupole (LC/QQQ) Mass Spectrometer
Several high-pressure LC modules are combined with a highly selective and sensitive LC/QQQ. All the ionization sources used on the LC/Q-TOF are available to provide detection of a wide variety of target organic compounds at extremely low levels, such as parts per billion (ppb), parts per trillion (ppt), and sometimes parts per quadrillion (ppq).
Agilent Gas Chromatography Triple Quadrupole (GC/QQQ) Mass Spectrometer
A 7890A gas chromatograph (with Split/Splitless and Multimode inlets) is coupled to a highly selective and sensitive triple quadrupole mass spectrometer with electron ionization (EI) and chemical ionization sources. This system provides very sensitive and specific detection of volatile and semi-volatile compounds in complex samples.