• GC/MS analysis: The GC/MS system consists of a TRACE GC2000 gas chromatograph and a Polaris Q ion trap mass spectrometer (ThermoQuest CE Instruments, Austin, TX, USA) fitted with an external electron/chemical ionization source.
  • LC/MS analysis: The LC/MS system (Thermo Scientific, San Jose, CA, USA) consists  of a Surveyor Plus system (pump and autosampler),  a linear ion trap mass spectrometer (LXQ) equipped with an electrospray ionization source and a data system using Xcalibur version 2.0 software.
  • OC/EC analysis:  The OC/EC instrument (Sunset Lab Inc., Tigard, OR, US) is a thermo-optical instrument that allows for the simultaneous monitoring of light transmission (TOT) and reflectance (TOR).


Magda Claeys A2.17
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
Tel. +3232652727