Teledyne Tekmar has released a new proprietary Sorbent Trap for use in the Stratum Purge and Trap Concentrator

Mason, Ohio – January 28, 2008 – Teledyne Tekmar Company has recently released the new sorbent trap. The new #9 Trap was designed to be fully compliant with requirements of US EPA methodologies, Methods 5030 and 5035. The unique trapping materials show improved performance for meeting the requirements of challenging compounds including Bromomethane, Chloroethane, and the increasing list of added Oxygenates, defined by Methods US EPA 8260 and 524.2. Additional benefits include better lot consistency and decreased water retention. The #9 Trap can also be used in other Teledyne Tekmar Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) instrumentation such as the HT3 Headspace Analyzer, Velocity XPT Purge and Trap, and the Autocan 12 Whole Air Sampler.

The Stratum P&TC utilizes this trap in conjunction with an electronic mass flow controller that allows for software control of the gas flow. This feature gives the end user the ability to vary flow rates for independent modes, increasing or decreasing the rates to meet their specific needs. This is beneficial for those interested in method development as changes can be created and tracked on a multi-method schedule when used with an autosampler such as the Teledyne Tekmar SOLATek 72. Traditional method development requires an analyst to physically vary the flow rate, perform an analytical run, and once again vary the rate. This cycle will continue until the desired effect is finally met thus consuming valued analyst time.​

​About Teledyne Tekmar:

Teledyne Tekmar is a leader in the design and manufacturing of analytical instrumentation for the laboratory. Tekmar provides productivity-enhancing instrumentation and solutions to a number of industries including Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Wastewater, Food and Beverage, Forensics and Toxicology, Petrochemical, Industrial/Chemical and Polymers/Plastics. 

Their world-renowned Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) product line includes systems for Gas Chromatography (GC) Sample Introduction, High-Throughput Purge and Trap sample concentration, Sample Automation, and Static and Dynamic Headspace analysis. 

Teledyne Tekmar’s line of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Total Nitrogen (TN) Analyzers provides unparalleled accuracy, precision, throughput and robustness for water samples varying in quality from semiconductor-grade to municipal wastewater. All of our pharmaceutical instruments have available 21 CFR Part 11 software tools for your compliance needs, as well as validation documentation, services and training. 

For more information on Teledyne Tekmar, visit or call 513-229-7000 / 800-874-2004. ​