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TE -Thermal Extractor

High water content, physical sample size, and low concentration of analytes can hinder thermal desorption analysis of volatile compounds of interest such as fragrances, off-odors and reaction products. The GERSTEL Thermal Extractor (TE) eliminates this problem by concentrating the analytes on a standard TD adsorbent tube while eliminating water and leaving the matrix behind. In the sample preparation stage, a solid, gelatinous or liquid sample is placed in the TE tube which is then heated to the desired temperature (typically 30°C to 100°C) while an adjustable flow of inert gas is passed through the TE tube.