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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 15 (1993), Issue 4, Pages 133-139

An automated GC/MS system for the analysis of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in water

OI Analytical, PO Box 9010, College Station, Texas 77842-9010, USA

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper describes a GC/MS system capable of performing Volatile Organic Analysis on liquids, solids, and air. When combined with a syringe auto-injector, the system is completely automated for both volatile and semi-volatile analyses. An OI Analytical Model 4551 Vial Multisampler and an OI Analytical DPM-16 Multisampler are interfaced and then connected to an OI Analytical Model 4560 Sample Concentrator, an HP Model 5971 MSD, an HP Model 7673 Auto-Injector, and an HP Model 5890 Series II GC to form a multi-tasking GC/MS system. This system is shown to allow greater versatility in the laboratory.