The OLFASCAN laboratory is already equipped with very specific analytical equipment for analyzing volatile organic components (VOC) in very low concentrations (µg/m³). Because some components have very low odour thresholds, and are therefore relevant for thorough odour research, OLFASCAN has purchased new applications to provide an even better answer to analyzing these challenging components.
Because of the complexity of some matrices in which organic sulphur compounds occur, it is not always easy to detect and identify them. In addition, making an estimation about the quantity is not obvious. The Organic Sulphur Screening was brought to life for this. By combining a sulphur-specific detector and a mass spectrometer, we can look specifically for the sulphur compounds to identify and semi-quantify them.
Recently OLFASCAN uses a new sampling technique to take air samples. This uses metal vessels (6L), called canisters, which are provided with a special coating on the inside to also be able to sample reactive components.