PEFTEC 2019 - Abstract

Abstract Title: Novel and Miniaturized GC detector for industrial analysis of Gases
Abstract Type: Oral
Session Choice: Analytical Techniques: Chromatography and Separations
Presenter Name: Mrs Alexia Ménelot
Company/Organisation: Apix Analytics
Country: France

Abstract Information :

APIX Analytics develops and manufactures GC systems with a unique technology: a nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) resonator which is the result of 8 years of CEA/CALTECH cooperation and 15 patents with exclusive licensing agreement. The NEMS detector allows a 10x to 100x limits of detection improvement vs TCD for heavier hydrocarbons, leading to FID-like performance in a much smaller form factor and with no Flame and no need for H2 make-up gas.

The system intelligence is fully integrated within a small footprint plug & play module embedding the whole analytical chain of a conventional Gas Chromatography system (silicon injection, GC capillary column of separation, NEMS & µTCD detection). APIX innovation is to integrate in only one system both detector NEMS and TCD for higher analyses, allowing ppm to sub-ppm level of detections from C1 to C10.

APIX is notably developing the Chrompix: a new Gas Chromatography system for Multiplexed GC Analyses that is mounted in a standard 19" rack with up to 4 plug & play analytical modules for simultaneous analyses of a single sample.