Unlock the full potential of mass spectrometry

Our team of engineers provide real-time and accurate measurement solutions to optimize environmental and chemical processes to achieve a greener, cleaner world.

Effortless mass spectrometry for electrochemists

The Spectro Inlets EC-MS is a complete platform for mass spectrometry analysis of electrochemical reactions in real-time.

Benefits

Measure composition changes of volatile species with a time resolution down to 0.1 seconds.

Measure submonolayer desorption phenomena with sub-second time resolution and easily record transient effects.

Control instrument and measurements from an integrated, user-friendly graphical user interface.

Research applications

Testimonials

Why an EC-MS from Spectro Inlets?

“The extremely high sensitivity will allow it to probe degradation processes that are significant over the calendar life of a battery, but which occur at a rate that is too slow to detect using the prior state-of-the-art. This will allow us to (i) understand what causes battery degradation (ii) predict with more accuracy the device lifetime of batteries, important for providing warranties for consumers (iii) develop processes that mitigate degradation.”

Why Spectro Inlets relative to alternatives?

“The unprecedented sensitivity (approximately 1000 times higher than the prior state-of-the-art), minimal electrolyte evaporation, highly quantitative output data and strong and attentive customer service.”

Dr. Ifan Stephen, Reader in Electrochemistry at Imperial College London

What insights can an EC-MS from Spectro Inlets give?

“We have beyond an original prototype set-up, two Spectroinlets systems in our laboratory. They are all used to give us unprecedented insight into electrochemical processes where different products are made.  For example, we have very recently used it to do isotope measurements and study the mechanism in detail that has not been possible earlier (see 12)  and to characterize entirely new catalysts on oxygen evolution catalysts (3). One machine is used for doing electrochemical CO2 and CO hydrogenation, and finally, we use one for analyzing the ammonia synthesis in non-aqueous electrolyte which is very challenging due to the presence of organic molecules and their decomposition products (4 & 5).”

 

  1. S. B. Scott, J. E. Sørensen, R. R. Rao, C. Moon, J. Kibsgaard, Y. Shao-Horn, and I. Chorkendorff, “The low overpotential regime of acidic water oxidation part II: Does lattice oxygen evolution help?”, Energy & Environmental Science 15 . DOI: 10.1039/D1EE03915FS.
  2. B. Scott, R. R. Rao, C. Moon, J. E. Sørensen, J. Kibsgaard, Y. Shao-Horn, and I. Chorkendorff, “The low overpotential regme of acidic water oxidation part I: Measurement of O2 down to 60 mV overpotential”, Energy & Environmental Science, 15 . DOI: 10.1039/D1EE03914HY-R.
  3. Zheng,  J. Vernieres, Z. Wang, K. Zhang, D. Hochfilzer, K. Krempl, T-W. Liao, F. Presel, T. Altantzis, J. Fatermans, S. B. Scott1, N. M. Secher, C. Moon, P. Liu, S. Bals, S. V. Aert, A. Cao, M. Anand, J. K. Nørskov, J. Kibsgaard, and I. Chorkendorff, “Monitoring Oxygen Production on Mass-Selected Ir0.1Ta0.9O2.45 Catalysts”, Nature Energy 7 (2021) 55-64, DOI: 10.1038/s41560-021-00948-wK.
  4. Krempl, J. B. Pedersen, J. Kibsgaard, P. C. K. Vesborg, and I. Chorkendorff, “The role of anode reactions and generated protons during Li-mediated ammonia synthesis”  Eletrochem  Comm. 134 , DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2021.107186K.
  5. Krempl, D. Hochfilzer, F. Cavalca, M. Saccocio, J. Kibsgaard, P. C. K. Vesborg and I. Chorkendorff, “Quantitative operando detection of electro synthesized ammonia using mass spectrometry”, ChemElectroChem 9 (2022) e202101713, DOI: 10.1002/celc.202101713

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, director of the Villum Center for the science of sustainable fuels and chemicals (V-SUSTAIN)

Inline mass spectrometry for Process monitoring

The Spectro Inlets Liquid-Gas-Analyser (LGA) is an inline solution that offers valuable real-time data on dissolved gases and volatiles in liquids during production processes.

Benefits

  • Call from process engineer
  • Avoid breakdowns

Concentrations of dissolved gasses such as NH4, CO2, H2, H2S, and CO directly to SCADA

  • Weekly reports
  • Evaluate organic loading
  • Optimize production

Industrial applications

Testimonials

Biogas

“As an energy company and biogas producer, we are interested in the entire value chain including what actually happens around the production. Together with Spectro Inlets, we will develop and offer digital products that will give the industry access to new data analysis and methodology that can be directly transformed into operational efficiency data and plant optimisation. The solution will help digitalise an industry that is otherwise very analogous”

Lars Van Hauen, Chief Innovation Officer at E.ON Denmark

Wastewater

“… we have recently received a grant together to further develop the Spectro Inlets mass spectrometry solution and adapt it to process tanks at the wastewater treatment facilities. Our expectations are that we will be able to measure [the concentration of] a wide selection of solved gases in process tanks. This will enable us to optimize our treatment processes, so we achieve better cleaning while lowering our energy consumption. In the meantime, Spectro Inlets can open up a new market with a novel, flexible and robust technology.”

Fredericia Spildevand og Energi A/S

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