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Tackling food fraud in the olive oil industry

How do you tell a genuine olive oil from a counterfeit product? Professor Giorgia Purcaro at the University of Liège is addressing this question by profiling its headspace volatiles, which offers better reproducibility than conventional assessments using trained sensory panels. With sensitivity crucial to success of this approach, Professor Purcaro has turned to headspace-SPME on Markes’ Centri platform to identify marker compounds that distinguish genuine oils from fraudulent equivalents – with very encouraging results.

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What is thermal desorption?

Thermal desorption (TD) is a versatile preconcentration technique for gas chromatography, which is used to analyse volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds from solids, liquids or gases.

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Applications Compendium: Sample Preparation for GC–MS

Download this comprehensive application compendium illustrating the extraction & enrichment of VOCs & SVOCs for GC–MS. Application areas cover environmental, food, beverage, fragrance and health applications, all using the Centri® multi-mode platform.

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The technologies produced by our Group companies such as Markes International and SepSolve Analytical range from world-leading thermal desorption, extraction and enrichment platforms to enhanced separation, detection and data-processing tools. Together, these tools enable scientists to discover more about their samples, and to deliver higher throughput for both research and routine applications.

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