229th ECS Meeting Review

229thecs-logo-256x144pxHiden Analytical exhibited at the recent 229th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting in San Diego,  California. Peter & Gerard were on the Hiden Booth No. 309. Every ECS meeting is a forum for sharing the latest scientific and technical developments in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. Scientists, engineers and industry leaders come from around the world to attend the technical symposia, poster sessions, professional development workshops, networking opportunities and social events offered at our meetings.

What was showcased on the Hiden Booth?

Hiden Gas Analysers at 229th ECS Meeting

Research and development facilities around the world have chosen Hiden’s QGA and HPR-20 atmospheric pressure gas analysis systems to facilitate high sensitivity, fast response studies of process gases, reaction products and breakthrough gases In catalyst characterization, materials screening, fuel cell development and biogas studies – to name just a few of the many applications our systems have addressed over the last 3 decades. On display at the forthcoming 229th ECS Meeting will be our QGA quantitative gas analysis system, for direct real time analysis, quantification and control of gas related processes ranging in pressure from 100 mbar to 50 bar. Please drop by our Booth No. 309 in San Diego, CA, May 29-June 2, 2016, and we will be pleased to learn more about your requirements and have the opportunity to guide you in the choice of gas analysis system.

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QGA 

The bench-top mass spectrometer systems are coupled to the user process by the integral robust, flexible, quartz-lined heated capillary with sample consumption rates as low as 1 mL/min and response times as low as 150 milliseconds. Process interface options enable analyses through the very broad pressure regime and are suited to diverse application areas including top-gas analysis, measurement of dissolved species, multi-stream monitoring of gas feed and process exhaust lines (up to 80 individual gas streams), process/thermal reaction studies, respiratory analysis.

System operation, calibration, data acquisition and display are fully automated, with full manual control selectable when required. Integral I/O’s permit import of external data, such as temperature, for integration with the mass spectral display, and output of process detail for process control functions

Mass spectrometers for electrochemistry with Hiden’s unique DEMS cells  for monitoring of electrochemical reactions at 229th ECS Meeting

The HPR-40 DSA mass spectrometer system was introduced specifically for measurement of gases and vapours in aqueous media. Product development is application driven, with introduction of new media interface styles an on-going process to address novel user requirements and encompassing measurement in areas such as fermentation processing, photosynthesis, electrochemical reaction studies, water quality and soil condition assessment, plant root performance, analysis of enzyme kinetics.compilation350px

Cuvette on Stirrer, DEMS Cell, Membrane Inlet Probe, Kinetic Enzyme Probe, Dissolved Species Inlet

A fine membrane separates the aqueous media from the mass spectrometer sample intake, the membrane providing a very significant enrichment in gaseous throughput relative to that of water vapour. Interface types include insertion probes for direct immersion in the liquid media, flow-through patterns, cuvette styles for photo-sensitive biofuel studies, DEMS cells for monitoring of electrochemical reactions. The media interface flexibility is of significant interest for multiple application users in university and research laboratories, and all systems are equipped with automated inlet isolation to protect the system from overpressure in the event of membrane malfunction.

How was the show?

PITTCON is a more general application trade show that catered to laboratory equipment and instrumentation. For Hiden this meant that the show allowed for us to raise our company profile in disciplines that were not traditionally familiar with mass spectrometry and potentially branch out into other fields and newer applications. The size of the show was a great benefit as the number of attendees meant that different people stopped by the booth from day to day and that the people that stopped by the booth were largely different from those that stopped by last year. At the same time the general appeal of the show limited the number of people at the show that had an application that could use our products to a fraction of the total attendees.

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The Hiden stand at 229th ECS Meeting 2016

230th ECS Meeting October 2016!

We will see you all at 230th ECS Meeting, 2nd – 7th October, 2016. This meeting will be held in partnership with PRiME 2016.

PRiME 2016 offers a diverse blend of electrochemical and solid-state science and technology; and serves as one of the largest pacific rim forums for the discussion of our interdisciplinary research. Much of the research being discussed here supports efforts advancing the scientific discipline involved with the renewable energy, biomedical, water sanitation, communications, transportation, and infrastructure sectors.

This is the largest most significant research conference in the world. Held every four years, this international gathering is the joint effort of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), The Electrochemical Society of Japan (ECSJ), and The Korean Electrochemical Society (KECS), with the technical co-sponsorship of the Chinese Society of Electrochemistry, the Electrochemistry Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Korean Physical Society Semiconductor Division, and the Semiconductor Physics Division of the Chinese Physics Society.

PRiME 2016 / 230th ECS Meeting

October 2 – 7, 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii

Visit conference website : 230th ECS Meeting / PRiME 2016

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