RJ Lee Group Fields the PTR-MS Instrument for Real-Time VOC Monitoring


(MONROEVILLE, Pa., May 1, 2012) RJ Lee Group, Inc., a materials characterization laboratory and industrial forensics and environmental consulting firm, recently fielded the new Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) instrument that allows for monitoring of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  The PTR-MS does not require a gas supply and is Iight-weight, relatively small and portable, and requires little maintenance, allowing it to be easily mounted and operated in a mobile van in nearly every environment.

With a growing focus on air quality, including new EPA regulations requiring industry to comply with low levels of VOCs, the PTR-MS has many useful applications for the company.  These include monitoring changes in air quality over time at a single location as well as driving around to assess air quality in various locations or target sites such as schools and industrial sites.  In addition to portability, the PTR-MS presents other advantages over other instruments: ppqv to pptv detection limits, there is no sample preparation is necessary, there is low fragmentation, and it provides both real-time measurements and real-time quantification.

About RJ Lee Group

RJ Lee Group is an industrial forensics and environmental laboratory that is recognized as a leader in providing innovative solutions to challenges in materials characterization, environmental monitoring and analysis, forensic engineering, and information management. For 30 years, we have been using our scientific expertise, instrumentation and technology to offer support strategies and provide solutions to our customers. RJ Lee Group is a 300-person company with headquarters located in Monroeville, PA, and laboratories in Pasco, WA and Monroeville, PA. For more information visit our website at www.rjleegroup.com.

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