Affiliation: Utrecht University, The Netherlands
IONICON instrument: PTR-TOF 4000
Contact person: Prof. Rupert Holzinger
Why is an IONICON PTR-MS very well suited for your measurement tasks?
PTR-MS is a very strong technique to explore the organic composition of air, fluids and even solid samples. In our lab we developed different thermal desorption applications including the characterization of organic aerosol and detection of nanoplastics in snow.
Most relevant scientific papers and conference presentations:
Micro- and Nanoplastics in Alpine Snow: A New Method for Chemical Identification and (Semi)Quantification in the Nanogram Range
By: Materic, Dusan; Kasper-Giebl, Anne; Kau, Daniela; et al.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Volume: 54 Issue: 4 Pages: 2353-2359 Published: FEB 18 2020
Validity and limitations of simple reaction kinetics to calculate concentrations of organic compounds from ion counts in PTR-MS
By: Holzinger, Rupert; Acton, W. Joe F.; Bloss, William J.; et al.
ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES Volume: 12 Issue: 11 Pages: 6193-6208 Published: NOV 27 2019
Sources and atmospheric processing of size segregated aerosol particles revealed by stable carbon isotope ratios and chemical speciation
By: Masalaite, A.; Holzinger, R.; Ceburnis, D.; et al.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Volume: 240 Pages: 286-296 Published: SEP 2018
Characterisation of the semi-volatile component of Dissolved Organic Matter by Thermal Desorption - Proton Transfer Reaction - Mass Spectrometry
By: Materic, Dusan; Peacock, Mike; Kent, Matthew; et al.
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS Volume: 7 Article Number: 15936 Published: NOV 21 2017
Chemical characterization of organic particulate matter from on-road traffic in Sao Paulo, Brazil
By: Oyama, Beatriz Sayuri; Andrade, Maria de Fatima; Herckes, Pierre; et al.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS Volume: 16 Issue: 22 Pages: 14397-14408 Published: NOV 18 2016