SPME is used for rapid sampling and analysis of organic molecules such as drugs, explosives, pesticides, toxic chemicals, and chemical weapons agents. Two patented SPME devices that are designed for field use, the TuffSyringe™ and the SafePorter™
The TuffSyringe™ is a SPME needle manipulator that is ideal for all manual SPME procedures such as direct sampling of liquid, gas, or solid matrices, headspace sampling, and so on, with subsequent injection/desorption to the injection port of a GC/MS.
The TuffSyringe™ is approximately the same size as a ballpoint pen and includes two titanium caps that enclose and protect the SPME manipulator and needle. A Teflon insert helps to prevent sample desorption and sample contamination
The TuffSyringe™ can be disassembled and reassembled in seconds, including installation or replacement of the SPME fiber. The TuffSyringe™ also allows the user to see the hub color of the SPME assembly so one always knows which type of fiber is installed.
The TuffSyringe™ Field Kit (아래그림), Model TS110, has a capacity of up to 25 TuffSyringes™ and includes accessories for disassembly and preventive maintenance. The Kit comes in a very rugged but lightweight, waterproof enclosure, to further protect samples and to provide a convenient means of storage and of transporting many TuffSyringes to the field. The kit is rugged enough to be shipped via overnight courier with nothing more than a shipping label.
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