#SRI-8610-1117-1, #SRI-8610-1117-2


  • TID detector
  • Heated flash vaporization injector
  • Built-in air compressor
  • 15M. Capillary Column
  • 1-channel Peaksimple data system

The Explosives GC system from SRI combines a Heated Flash Vaporization injector, a built-in "whisper quiet" air compressor, and a Thermionic Ionization Detector for detection of nitroaromatic explosives such as TNT, and nitramine explosives such as RDX (C4) and HMX.

If only nitroaromatics are required, the GC will operate on the built-in air compressor alone, using its air for both carrier and make-up gas. This GC is especially convenient for field monitoring, and screening of explosives-contaminated soil and water, as might be found in military bases or practice ranges.

Unlike immunoassay or colorimetric detection methods which cannot discriminate the biodegraded transformation byproducts of TNT (2-amino-4, 6-dinotrotoluene, etc.), and which may not function well in the presence of high levels of interferences from other explosive compounds, the Explosives GC can separate and detect all the nitroaromatic compounds, even in the presence of interferences that would compromise other measurement techniques. For TNT and some other nitroaromatics, detection limits of 1ppb are routine. When nitroamines must also be detected, nitrogen is used for the carrier gas, and air is used for the TID makeup gas. Nitramine compounds like RDX exhibit lower response by a factor of 50.

Tested by the EPA's Environmental Technologies Verification (ETV) program for measuring explosives in soil!
Download the ETV report and verification statement at http://www.epa.gov/etv/

Options & Upgrades: additional detectors with 4 channel serial or 6 channel USB PeakSimple data system, Split/Splitless and PTV injectors  



SRI full-featured Portable GCs are ideal for use in the field, as well, and they are equally comfortable on a lab bench. You can customize a GC system to meet your specific analytical needs with a wide range of injectors, detectors, and accessory options.

Due to the popularity of some configurations, a number of pre-configured GCs are offered satisfying a wide range of common analytical applications. In some cases, the preconfigured GCs are less expensive than the identical hardware assembled "a la carte." Each of the preconfigured GCs may be further customized (except the educational GC systems).

Check out these popular pre-configured systems below, or configure your own system to meet your needs.

Hot tips:

Up to five injectors can be mounted on the 8610c GC Mainframe. Due to limited space, only a single injector can be mounted on the 310 GC Mainframe.

In order to add a second injector, of any type, additional cold on-column injector hardware must be added first. This hardware is then upgraded to the appropriate injector type.

Preconfigured gcs take advantage of batch manufacturing, offering a lot of gc power at very reasonable pricing.

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