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Focus 20/05/2021

Gas chromatography in hand sanitizers

Hydrogen for separating volatile alcohol compounds

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THE HYGEN SERIES FOR CARRIER GASES AND AS FUEL FOR FID, NPD, FPD AND ATF DETECTOR FLAMES

 

The significant increase in demand for disinfectants – driven unfortunately by the current international health crisis – has led major producers to focus on products based on ethanol (the most common ethyl alcohol) and isopropyl alcohol, generally used as a skin disinfectant.

Laboratory tests are increasingly proportionally with production, aiming to ensure an alcohol percentage above 60%, to guarantee the effectiveness of the product against major pathogens and, above all, against Covid-19.

Gas chromatography therefore holds a strategic position, as the main ingredients of alcohol-based hand sanitizers are volatile alcohol compounds including ethanol, methanol and isopropanol.

In this context, the HyGen series of hydrogen generators play a key role, both in the performance of ex-ante tests (e.g. impurity screening) and in the ex-post analyses needed to ensure conformity to the guidelines issued by the distributing bodies.

HyGen 200, 400 and 600 were designed specifically for carrier gases and as a fuel for gas chromatography flames for hydrocarbon detection, and guarantee hydrogen generation proportional to consumption and Ultra High Purity functional to trace analysis requirements.

<strong><span>UHP PURITY</span></strong><span> </span> - icon

UHP PURITY 

Meets the needs required by the track analysis

<strong><span>SECURITY SYSTEM</span></strong> - icon

SECURITY SYSTEM

With audible alarms, display messages and automatic production stop in case of gas leaks

<strong><span>PARALLEL CONNECTION</span></strong> - icon

PARALLEL CONNECTION

From series up to 4 stacked generators

<strong><span>MAINTENANCE</span></strong> - icon

MAINTENANCE

Simple substitution of the deionizing bag and drier, only after 50.000l of H2 produced

<strong><span>CPU WITH TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY</span></strong> - icon

CPU WITH TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY

Connectable with CAN-BUS to the generators (up to 32 units), which allows the monitoring of operational status

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