What Industries Does VUV Serve?

Environmental 10%
Food & Beverage 5%
Pharmaceutical 5%
Specialty Chemical 17%
Petrochemical 27%
Fuel Refining 20%
Other 19%

What other GC instrumentation is being used along with VUV in customer labs?

Reformulyzer 39%
Infrared Detector 33%
Electron Capture Detector 39%
Thermal Conductivity Detector 78%
Mass Spectrometry Detector 100%
Flame Ionization Detector 89%

What benefits have VUV detectors brought to our customers’ labs?

Provide orthogonal testing method 24%
Improve R&D productivity 30%
Increase product characterization accuracy / mitigate downstream risk 35%
Replace redundant / obsolete equipment 12%

How are VUV detectors being used in customer labs?

Analytical Laboratory service sample testing 16%
Final product characterization 14%
Product quality testing & Product component screening 20%
New Product research & development 20%
Basic research 26%
Other 4%

What roles do VUV customers have in their organizations?

  • Executive Team
  • New Technology Evaluation
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • R& D Team Leader
  • QC Analyst
  • R&D Scientist

A Sample of Customer Quotes

“We find the technology very exciting, and useful for characterization of unknown compounds.”

“We are very pleased with the quality of data, speed of analysis, and ability to expand the database.”

“VUV detection provides highly complementary data to MS detection and is highly advantageous over FID detection”

“I’m a fan”

“Nicely complementary method, reliable instrument, knowledgeable experts, fast response in case of questions.”

“A unique and special detector”

  • “The VUV detector has proven itself with the ability to distinguish olefins and aromatics from aliphatics – that’s a killer application given the complexity and time involved using any other technique. The VUV detector’s ability to perform a more accurate and much more robust PIONA analysis is an important milestone in its ongoing success.”

    Bill Winniford, Fellow

    Bill Winniford, Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company, Houston, Texas, USA

  • “VUV spectroscopy adds a dimension that is complementary to mass spectrometry, offering selectivity that is difficult to otherwise obtain.”

    Hans-Gerd Janssen, Professor and Science Leader

    Hans-Gerd Janssen, Professor, University of Amsterdam, and Science leader, Unilever Research Vlaardingen, the Netherlands

  • “One of the main advantages of VUV detection for us appeared to be the ability to gain more specific molecular information…co-elutions that we know exist but cannot be identified with FID can be unraveled.”

    Pierre Giusti, Molecular Separation & Identification Service Manager, and Gaelle Jousset, Gas Chromatography Laboratory Manager

    Pierre Giusti, Molecular Separation & Identification Service Manager, and Gaelle Jousset, Gas Chromatography Laboratory Manager, Research & Development, TOTAL Refining & Chemicals, Normandy, France

  • “The VUV detector will be used as a universal, calibration-free tool that provides the relative quantitative values of distinct molecules in mixtures in a rapid manner.”

    Luigi Mondello, Chair of ISCC and GCxGC Conference in Riva del Garda, and Professor

    Luigi Mondello, Chair of ISCC and GCxGC Conference in Riva del Garda, and Professor, University of Messina, Italy

  • “One thing that I really like about VUV is that it can be considered a universal detector but with the advantage of being familiar to us. We all used UV spectrometers in school.”

    Nicholas Snow, Professor

    Nicholas Snow, Professor, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA

  • “Eliminates ionization inefficiencies that are encountered in mass spectrometry analysis."

    Mark R. Emmett, Ph.D.

    Mark R. Emmett, Ph.D. Professor, The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, UTMB Cancer Research Center

  • “An amazingly simple concept extended into a powerful spectral region."

    Tim Hossain, Ph.D.

    Tim Hossain, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, Cerium Laboratories

  • “The VUV detector is a powerful new tool in the GC toolbox."

    Kevin A. Schug, Ph.D.

    Kevin A. Schug, Ph.D. Professor & Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington