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Method Development With Camilla Liscio

Posted on August 11th, 2020

20/08 – 1/3 Method Development With Camila Liscio: Sample Prep 27/08 – 2/3 Method Development With Camila Liscio: Analysis 03/09…


Automated SIFT-MS – Static Headspace Analysis

Posted on May 27th, 2020


Automated Weighing Option: Proving the Accuracy of Automated Sample Prep

Posted on May 20th, 2020


The problem with recycled plastics – a discussion with Unilever and Anatune

Posted on March 31st, 2020

Single use plastics have been a major point for a number of years but many people aren’t aware of the…


Testing Water Shouldn’t Cost (or Taste Like) the Earth

Posted on March 20th, 2020

Have you ever left a glass of water out for a bit too long and found that it tasted a…


When The World Zags, Zig

Posted on February 3rd, 2020

Full application note Organochlorine compounds, along with other VOCs such as the BTEX group of compounds (benzene, toluene and the…


RIP Windows 7

Posted on January 14th, 2020

Today is a sad day for many who consider Windows 7 one of the best operating systems to come out…


4 Predictions for 2019: A recap

Posted on January 8th, 2020

This time last year we peered our beady eyes into our crystal balls and made some predictions for the year…


Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 20th, 2019

With the Christmas holidays nearly upon us, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone – our customers, our…


Not All Vials Are Created Equally

Posted on November 28th, 2019

How many vials do you use in a year? Do you give much thought to the quality? Or do you…


Fully Automated System for Preparing and Analysing Samples for NDMA in Potable Water Using GC-QQQ

Posted on November 12th, 2019


Metaldehyde in Water

Posted on November 8th, 2019

You might remember the news back in January that Metaldehyde was banned due to fears of the environmental impact of…


Autumnal Changes at Anatune

Posted on October 22nd, 2019

Autumn is often a time for change with the night’s drawing in, the leaves turning orange and the woolly jumpers…


We Have an LC-MS!

Posted on October 21st, 2019

We’ve long been pretty widely referred to as ‘those plucky, excellent looking bunch of scientists who stick autosamplers on the…


Analysis of a Range of Polymers by Automated Pyrolysis GC-MS Using the GERSTEL Pyro

Posted on October 9th, 2019


Dispersive Liquid-Liquid MicroExtraction Compendium

Posted on September 25th, 2019


Automated Solutions Using Small Scale SPE to Solve Challenging Applications

Posted on September 11th, 2019


Automated Sample Preparation Methods for Mixing and Centrifugation

Posted on September 11th, 2019


Determination of Trace (pg/L) Levels of Cypermethrin in Water Using Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction

Posted on September 11th, 2019


Rapid Analysis of BTEX in Water Using Automated SIFT-MS

Posted on September 11th, 2019


Real-Time Speciation of Ethylbenzene from the Xylenes Using SIFT-MS

Posted on September 11th, 2019


Rapid Analysis of Organochlorine Compounds in Water Using Automated SIFT-MS

Posted on September 11th, 2019


Method Validation of the Analysis of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls Using DiLLME and GC-MS/MS

Posted on September 3rd, 2019


Some Further Reading for DiLLME on Tour

Posted on September 3rd, 2019

Dates across the country are filling up for our DiLLME tour. Thanks to everyone who’s signed up nice and early….


What You Might Have Missed at the 2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting

Posted on August 21st, 2019

It’s been a few weeks now since the end of the event. Those of you who attended, we hope you…


DiLLME on Tour

Posted on August 1st, 2019

A chance to learn about Dispersive Liquid-Liquid Micro Extraction Traditional liquid-liquid extraction qualifies as a tried and tested extraction technique….


The CF200 Robotic Centrifuge Certified Solvent Safe

Posted on July 23rd, 2019

Until now, very few centrifuges have been certified as safe for use with flammable solvents. Those that are certified, have…


Automated Method for the Extraction and Derivatisation of Alkylphenols, Ethoxylates and Bisphenol A in Water

Posted on July 17th, 2019


2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting: Day 2 Round-Up

Posted on July 15th, 2019

As promised, we move onto a round-up of the second and final day of the 2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting….


2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting: Day 1 Round-Up

Posted on July 12th, 2019

And so concludes the 2019 SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting. It was a great showcase of the diversity of how this…


Automated Thermal Desorption Tube Spiking of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) Using GERSTEL Dynamic Headspace Sampler

Posted on July 3rd, 2019


Pharmaceutical Production: From Batch to Continuous Manufacturing

Posted on June 20th, 2019

CMAC have proof of a concept that opens up the possibility to continuously manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients. This is big…


How Accurate and Precise are SIFT-MS Measurements?

Posted on June 18th, 2019

There is some confusion out there, as to how precise a tool, Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry is. Time…


14 Reasons Why You Should be Using SIFT-MS

Posted on June 13th, 2019

Recently, Mark wrote a blog post on the Multi-Port Inlet (MPI) for SIFT-MS, referring to process monitoring. Since we installed…


SIFT-MS, The MultiPort Inlet and Processes Monitoring – The Ideal Partnership

Posted on May 29th, 2019

People often ask me, Mark, what’s your favourite tube? Is it the London Underground? Perhaps it’s YouTube with its thousands…


Introducing Adam Gladwin to the Anatune Team

Posted on May 28th, 2019

Anatune is pleased to welcome Adam Gladwin on board, as our new Sales Manager. Adam has over 28 years’ experience…


Initial Work for Automation of a BSTFA Derivatisation for Phenolic Compounds in Water

Posted on May 22nd, 2019


Training at Anatune

Posted on May 21st, 2019

In collaboration with our partners, Crawford Scientific, Anatune is hosting two training events in June: HPLC Fundamentals | Tuesday 11th…


Seven Speakers Confirmed for the SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting

Posted on May 15th, 2019

This 2 day event will take place at the Hotel Felix and Anatune on the 9th/10th July 2019, and will…


Anatune in County Westmeath – Save the Date

Posted on May 10th, 2019

Anatune are hosting a demonstration of the GERSTEL MPS Robotic in County Westmeath, Ireland. This one day event will take…


SIFT-MS Interest Group Meeting

Posted on April 25th, 2019

Anatune Ltd and Syft Technologies host the Interest and Discussion Symposium for Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry. This two…


An Evaluation of the GERSTEL Basic Filtration Option for the MPS Robotic Pro

Posted on April 16th, 2019


My Pyrolysis Polymer Bible

Posted on April 9th, 2019

Pyrolysis-GC/MS – a powerful yet under utilised technique when it comes to polymer analysis. In my previous life at CRO…


Analysis of Formaldehyde Scavenging Compound Using Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS)

Posted on April 3rd, 2019


Initial Development Work for the Automated Derivatisation of Glyphosate and Aminomethylphosphonic Acid in Water Followed by LC-QQQ Analysis

Posted on March 13th, 2019


Automated Extraction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Soils

Posted on March 6th, 2019


The New Agilent 8890 Gas Chromatograph

Posted on March 1st, 2019

Anatune’s Alan Lockley and Lisa McGowan attended the launch of the new Agilent 8890 GC in Barcelona last week. Here…


Extractable and Leachable Test Protocols – Innovation through Collaboration

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Those of you who have been to our demo lab know we like our GC/Q-TOFs. You may also know that…


CHROMacademy Giveaway

Posted on February 8th, 2019

Our partners at Crawford Scientific have generously donated two 12-month subscriptions to CHROMacademy for a couple of lucky winners. These…


Comparison of the Agilent 5977B MSD with High Efficiency Source and 7250 Q-TOF for Analysis Using Dispersive Liquid-Liquid MicroExtraction of Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Posted on February 6th, 2019


Portsmouth Paper with Reference to Anatune’s Metaldehyde Solution

Posted on January 29th, 2019

Our contemporaries at University of Portsmouth have released their study Comparison of different monitoring methods for the measurement of metaldehyde…


Banning Metaldehyde – An Opportunity to Reset

Posted on January 17th, 2019

Gastropod garrotting, Metaldehyde, has been banned in the UK due to the environmental impact of its extensive use. Regardless of…


Analytical Chemistry – 4 Predictions for 2019

Posted on January 7th, 2019

You can’t change or improve anything without making dependable chemical measurements, so to some degree, predictions in the World of…


High-Speed Formaldehyde Analysis for the Process-Line and Laboratory: SIFT-MS

Posted on January 4th, 2019


High-Throughput Formaldehyde Analysis in Air Using Direct Mass Spectrometry

Posted on January 3rd, 2019


CHRISTMAS CLOSURES AND EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO

Posted on December 14th, 2018

Our office closes at 12pm on 24th December, and will remain closed until 8.30am on 2nd January 2019. If you…


Introducing Joe Perkins-Hall to the Anatune Team

Posted on November 22nd, 2018

Anatune is pleased to welcome Joe Perkins-Hall on board, as Account Manager for the North of England. Prior to joining…


Second Guest Speaker Confirmed for the Watermation Workshop

Posted on November 21st, 2018

Watermation is just around the corner on the 27th and 28th November. Amongst the many talks, Derek Slater at SembCorp…


WWEM 2018 – Free VIP Registration

Posted on November 15th, 2018

Anatune are exhibiting at the Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) meeting next week, and if you haven’t already registered to go,…


South East Water – the route to validation for automated liquid-liquid extraction method for Organochloro Pesticides

Posted on November 5th, 2018

We’re proud to announce a presentation from South East Water at our Watermation Workshop on the 27th and 28th November….


Introducing Colin Hastie to the Anatune Team

Posted on October 26th, 2018

Our application laboratory team does some really great work and as a result, demands on our lab grow all the…


Optimisation of a Large Volume Injection (LVI) Method for Organic Contaminants in Water Using Design of Experiments (DoE)

Posted on October 24th, 2018


Watermation Workshop – An Afternoon in the Anatune Lab

Posted on October 18th, 2018

The lab is at the heart of everything we do at Anatune and there’s been a particular buzz about the…


The Power of Low Energy EI Ionisation in GC/Q-TOF MS

Posted on October 12th, 2018


7250 GC/Q-TOF: The Quickest Way to Your Molecular Ion

Posted on October 11th, 2018

This is Big News! When you are doing product characterisation, or looking for unknowns in your samples, would you like…


Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Epichlorohydrin Using GC-MS

Posted on October 10th, 2018


Future Technology Protecting the Past

Posted on October 4th, 2018

When you are asked to look behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, you don’t say no. I was…


Further Development of Spiking Thermal Desorption Tubes Using GERSTEL Tube Spiking System and TD3.5+

Posted on September 26th, 2018


Why Dispersive Liquid Liquid Micro Extraction? Why Now?

Posted on September 25th, 2018

The water industry uses liquid liquid extraction ubiquitously on everything from the water we drink to waste water.  Recently, Anatune…


Upcoming Webinar on Automated Environmental Sample Analysis

Posted on September 18th, 2018

On 10th October in collaboration with Agilent, I will be hosting a Webinar showcasing the environmental work we’ve done over…


Watermation Workshop – Large Volume Injection in High-throughput Environments

Posted on September 13th, 2018

Analysts have mixed experiences when using large volume injections, but most of them have never had the benefit of the…


What We’re Looking Forward to at BMSS 39

Posted on September 10th, 2018

Marvin Shaw’s Keynote Speech There’s been much talk about the possibilities and limitations of real-time volatile analysis in our industry…


Are you coming to BMSS 2018 in Cambridge?

Posted on September 7th, 2018

BMSS 39 is fast approaching so it’s high time we started looking ahead to what’s going on. First and foremost…


Water Analysis – Changes are on the Way

Posted on August 14th, 2018

This is an exciting time. The sensitivity of the mass specs has reached a turning-point where, in the analysis of…


Comparing Chemcatchers, Online Process Monitoring and Traditional Laboratory Measurements

Posted on August 14th, 2018

I am a final-year PhD student from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. I am…


A Fully Automated Approach to the Analysis of NDMA in Water

Posted on August 2nd, 2018


Automated Solution for Spiking Thermal Desorption Tubes Using GERSTEL Tube Spiking System and TD3.5+

Posted on July 11th, 2018


Investigation of the Agilent 5977B with High Efficiency Source (HES) to Enable Electron Impact (EI) Analysis of Phenolic Compounds in Water

Posted on June 20th, 2018


Automated Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS)

Posted on June 6th, 2018


Initial GC/Q-TOF Work for Trace Analysis of Organochlorine Pesticides Using NCI

Posted on April 19th, 2018


Preliminary Investigation of a Range of Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) Applications

Posted on April 12th, 2018


Automated Online Desorption and Analysis of DNPH Derivatives of Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde and Related Carbonyl Compounds Using a New Robotic Autosampler

Posted on March 21st, 2018


Large Volume Injection of Flame Retardants Using the CIS-4 Inlet

Posted on March 15th, 2018


Offline Automated Extraction of Non-Polar Pesticides in Water with Analysis by GC-MS

Posted on February 1st, 2018


PrepAhead: How to Master Your Time with GERSTEL Maestro Software

Posted on January 24th, 2018


Automatic Liner Exchange (ALEX) to Deal with Dirty Matrices Using the GC/Q-TOF

Posted on January 18th, 2018


Initial Work on Automating Dispersive Liquid-Liquid MicroExtraction (DiLLME) for EPA 8270

Posted on December 15th, 2017


Rapid Determination of Formaldehyde in Shampoo Samples Using SIFT-MS

Posted on December 6th, 2017


Automated Preparation of Stock Standards and Calibrators for LC-MS

Posted on November 29th, 2017


NS30 and Stability Tests Using the New Anatune VOC Analyser

Posted on November 23rd, 2017


Fully Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction on Low Level Trichloranisole Using GERSTEL Robotic

Posted on November 15th, 2017


The MultiFlex GC/Q-TOF as a Tool for the Investigation of Taste and Odour in Drinking Water

Posted on November 9th, 2017


Determination of Hydrocarbons in Fungi Growing Media by Twister TDU-GC/Q-TOF

Posted on November 1st, 2017


Determination of Acetaldehyde in Water from Plastic Bottles Using Hot Injection Trapping (HIT) Technique on GC-MS

Posted on October 19th, 2017


Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Geosmin in Water by GC-MS/MS

Posted on October 18th, 2017


Fully Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction Method Using a GERSTEL Dual Head Robotic with Robotic Pro of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Water

Posted on September 27th, 2017


Welcoming the Thermal Desorption 3.5 Unit at Anatune

Posted on September 6th, 2017


A Fully Automated Liquid-Liquid Extraction for 2-Methylisoborneol and Geosmin in Water

Posted on August 31st, 2017


Use of the SIFT-MS for a Selection of Health and Safety Applications (Visit to HSL)

Posted on August 8th, 2017


A Fully Automated Offline Solution for the Analysis of Amino Acids by GC-MS

Posted on July 27th, 2017


Automating the Accurate Transfer of Highly Volatile to Highly Viscous Liquids Using a Bench-top Workstation

Posted on July 5th, 2017


Use of SPE and Twister (SBSE) to Enrich Heptachlor and Heptachlor Epoxide From Water with a GC/Q-TOF in NCI

Posted on June 2nd, 2017


Initial Work for Automation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water

Posted on March 10th, 2017


On-line Monitor for Metaldehyde in Surface and Ground Water

Posted on February 15th, 2017


Initial Work for Automation of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Water

Posted on February 10th, 2017


Automated Phospholipid Fatty Acid (PLFA) Analysis Using MIDI’s Sherlock PLFA Analysis Software

Posted on June 15th, 2016


Offline Sample Preparation of Acid Herbicide Samples for LC-MS Analysis Using a Dual Head MultiPurpose Sampler

Posted on April 6th, 2016


Use of SBSE for Clean-up of QuEChERS Extracts From Complex Matrices

Posted on March 23rd, 2016


Automated Approach for Determination of BTEX in Soil

Posted on March 2nd, 2016


Optimisation and Validation of an ITSP Method for the Determination of Taste and Odour Compounds in Water

Posted on February 26th, 2016


Fully Automated Solution for the Extraction of Non-Polar Pesticides by GC

Posted on November 25th, 2015


Analysis of Formaldehyde from a Wax Candle Flame Using SIFT-MS

Posted on November 11th, 2015


Initial Work for the Determination of Taste, Odour and Phenolic Compounds in Water Using ITSP on the New Agilent GC-QQQ 7010

Posted on November 4th, 2015


A Fully Automated and Quantitative Method for Metaldehyde in Water Using GC-QQQ

Posted on June 10th, 2015


Trace Level Enrichment of Malodour Analytes in Water Using Twister Technology

Posted on June 10th, 2015


Analysis of Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde Using Automated DNPH Derivatisation

Posted on June 10th, 2015


Automating DNPH Derivatisation for Aldehyde and Ketone Analysis

Posted on June 10th, 2015


Determination of VOCs in Water Using the New Anatune VOC Analyser

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Static headspace extraction with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (HS-GC/MS) is an established technique for the determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)…


What Compounds Can Be Analysed with SIFT-MS?

Posted on March 17th, 2015

A guide to compounds that can be analysed using SIFT-MS.


Voice200Ultra

Posted on March 11th, 2015

Voice 200 Ultra Key Benefits and Specifications


Automated Online Desorption and Analysis of DNPH Derivatives of Airborne Aldehydes and Ketones

Posted on January 14th, 2015

The analysis of airborne aldehydes and ketones first involves collection of the analytes by passing air through a cartridge containing…


The On-Line Measurement of VOCs in Flowing Water

Posted on December 1st, 2014


Trace Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Water Using Twister SBSE Technology

Posted on July 30th, 2014


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