NJ certifies Inficon on-line/portable gas chromatograph for field water monitoring

New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection certifies Scentograph portable GC for on-line water monitoring of toxic chemicals...

SYRACUSE, NY, May 10, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The State of New Jersey has now certified the Inficon Scentograph CMS200 with SituProbe Gas Chromatograph (GC) as an on-line detection device for measuring VOCs in water.

The report of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) states, "...the Inficon Scentograph with SituProbe is capable of performing real-time, on-line monitoring for VOCs of regulatory concern down to relevant detection levels, and with data quality that is comparable to the prescribed (USEPA) analytical method." The NJDEP also stated, "As a result, any existing VOCs that violate the regulatory standards can be mitigated quickly, which may reduce potential damage to the environment and human health." The unit is especially useful in the areas of environmental investigation and remediation for detecting toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, accurately measuring concentrations ranging from low part-per-trillion to high part-per-million and reporting within minutes.

The NJDEP went on to say, "Additionally, the sensitivity of the SituProbe purge method allows the device to be used to detect low concentrations of VOCs in drinking water, industrial process water, wastewater, etc. With this device, facility managers and consultants will be able to measure the VOCs levels and movements in their water streams at any given time, so they can effectively operate their VOC treatment systems."

A Memorandum of Understanding with California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia means that these states recognize and validate the certification of the Scentograph technology for regulatory use in their states as well.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), in accordance with the Energy and Environmental Technology Verification Act, is required to identify, evaluate, verify, and expedite the commercial use of new environmental technologies that provide significant environmental benefits to the State of New Jersey. Scentograph CMS200 with SituProbe is listed under the category of Monitoring Technologies, and Inficon (www.inficonvocmonitoring.com) is the only vendor certified within this category.

The certification is based on a verification report submitted to the NJDEP by the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT). The full report is available at www.state.nj.us/dep/dsr/bscit.htm.

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