The Analysis of Semivolatile Organic Compounds using the Agilent Intuvo 9000 Gas Chromatograph


Agilent Technologies

Date: 03:00:00 - Mar 16 2017
Speakers: Matthew Giardina
Moderators: Rachael Simpson

Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry is a workhorse for the analysis of semivolatile organic compounds in environmental samples. The Agilent Intuvo 9000 GC represents a significant advancement in gas chromatography and provides a number of advantages for semivolatile analysis. In this presentation, the performance of the Intuvo GC is demonstrated for the analysis of semivolatiles based upon the specifications of USEPA method 8270D. Included in this study is an evaluation of the Intuvo during repetitive injections of a composite soil extract to gauge instrument durability under conditions modeling a high-throughput environmental laboratory.

Learning Objectives

  1. How can semivolatile organic compounds by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry be improved using new GC technology
  2. How does the chromatography compare to a conventional GC system
  3. How well does this new technology handle repetitive analysis of extracts containing significant soil residue?
  4. How are typical maintenance tasks carried out on the Intuvo and why is it easier than current GCs?
  5. How well does the Intuvo handle repetitive analysis of extracts containing significant soil residue?

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Matthew Giardina
Matthew Giardina (Agilent Technologies)

Matt is an applications chemist at Agilent Technologies’ Gas Phase Separation Division. He has worked in the field of analytical chemistry specializing in separation science for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1993 with a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Ohio State University in 2002. Throughout his career Matt has worked on the development and application of new technology to solve complex analytical problems. In his current role at Agilent, he is focusing on the application of a new gas chromatograph for the analysis of environmental pollutants.


Rachael Simpson
Rachael Simpson (International Environmental Technology)

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