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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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Multi-mode extraction & enrichment platform

Powered by best-in-class robotic automation, and using a modular design, Centri® gives unrivalled flexibility for unattended, rapid and efficient extraction and enrichment of VOCs and SVOCs. With its four sampling modes, Centri offers maximum versatility for liquid, solid and gaseous samples.

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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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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.

Find out more by downloading our introductory e-book which explains more about the technique and it's place in the analytical laboratory

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