Stationary Van Measurements.

Applications: Field portable VOC measurements

The field portability of our instrumentation was a key factor in the design and development of the PTR 3c. In addition to the increased sensitivity (>200cps/ppb benzene) and high mass resolution (>3000 m/δm) from our previous PTR models, the size, weight and power consumption have been reduced to allow easy transport and operation in a small van.


The Kore Technology PTR 3c and field measurement kit allow for easy loading into a van, quick start (2 minutes from turn on to data measurement) and stop procedure for rapid measurements at multiple locations in a few hours.


As part of our extensive prototype testing, we took a Kore Technology PTR 3c instrument to several measurement sites across Cambridgeshire, UK.


At the roadside measurement site, we observed real-time VOCs signals from traffic related emissions. As an example, toluene is plotted as a VOC marker for the vehicles driving past the van measurement site. There were three main intervals of cars and trucks passing the van measurement site in the 5-minute measurement with an increase in toluene observed. There were also intervals of several minutes where no vehicles passed the van and the toluene signal reduces to background levels.



At a second measurement site near to a large landfill and waste recycling centre, low levels of a common plasticiser, Di-IsoButyl Phthalate (DIBP) in the ambient air at ~400ppt were able to be quantified against a rural air background measurement site.



The PTR 3c has demonstrated the rapid analysis of VOCs at several measurements sites over a couple of hours, benefitting from the quick start/stop, low power consumption and real-time measurements at each measurement site.


Kore Technology is a centre of excellence in time-of-flight mass spectrometer technology and has a very strong R&D capability in terms of its personnel, all of whom have been heavily involved in a variety of analytical instrumentation development programmes.


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