Thermo Scientific Prima Bench Top Mass Spectrometer

This instrument leverages mass spectroscopy measuring principles to extend offgas analysis beyond typical respiratory gases (O2, CO2) to accurately measure the composition of any chemical species present in a gas stream.

This is especially useful for fermentation processes that produce volatile organic species, such as biofuel molecules, that may see reduced yields due to losses in the offgas stream. By routing multiple streams to the Prima instrument, researchers can develop complete mass balances and explore novel recovery methods to improve biofuel yields.

  • 15 sample streams capacity
  • 6 calibration streams capacity