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Detection of Residual Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables Using PortabilityTM Miniature Mass Spectrometer

Mass spectrometry can now be deployed for on-site pesticide screening in real time

A case study for residual pesticide screening on fruits and vegetables is reported.  All produce was purchased from a local market in San Jose, California and immediately analyzed by TD-ESI coupled to the PortabilityTM mass spectrometer without any sample preparation.  The portable analyzer was able to detect ppm levels of pesticides such as thiabendazole, imazalil, flutolanil, and permethrin.  Featuring light weight and compact size, BaySpec’s novel mass analyzers based on linear ion trap technology are the most sensitive portable devices available on the market with parts-per-trillion detection sensitivity.  These extremely compact instruments are simple to operate and maintain, and they are ideal for a variety of bulk or trace on-site detection in real time.  Learn how you can bring the lab to the sample with portable analytical tools from BaySpec by reading our educational application note for pesticide screening of produce.

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