The new Tracera GC System is now ready to solve your trace analysis needs. This system utilizes the new Barrier Discharge Ionization Detector technology coupled with a GC-2010 Plus capillary gas chromatograph to create a GC system that makes it possible to reveal trace components that are difficult to see by other GC detectors.
The barrier discharge ionization detector (BID) is a highly sensitive device that creates ionization from a Helium-based, dielectric barrier discharge plasma. A 17.7 eV plasma is generated by applying a high voltage to a quartz dielectric chamber, in the presence of helium at a relatively low temperature. Compounds that elute from the GC column are ionized by this He plasma energy and then detected by the collection electrode and processed as peaks.
The architecture of the BID was designed such that the plasma generation zone is maintained at near room temperature. The electrodes are positioned where they do not contact directly with the plasma. This robust design requires no routine maintenance or consumables.
The Tracera GC system is based on the GC-2010 Plus platform and includes a Barrier Discharge Ionization Detector. Making it a nearly universal Gas Chromatography tool.