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Isotope ratio mass spectrometer system EnvirovisION
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A sophisticated solution for understanding environmental forensics

At a time when protection of our natural landscapes against pollution and contamination has never been more important, our EnvirovisION stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry system provides a reliable and advanced means of identifying sources of environmental pollution via stable isotope analysis.

Bioaccumulation of harmful compounds is a long-term threat to human and animal health, particularly in the developing world, where regulations are less stringent. Contamination of the local environment by shale gas “fracking” sites must therefore be constantly evaluated to satisfy new regulations; when pollutants are detected, it is essential that the source is determined and apportioned to remedy the problem, while also preventing repeat offenses.

EnvirovisION offers advanced sample preparation techniques for exceptional levels of detection, ensuring that even low-level pollutants can be traced to their original source.

Highlights of the EnvirovisION

Ease of use

Good-For-Go control allows one click instrument set-up

Advanced data analysis

with the most powerful stable isotope data processing software ever created

Minimal footprint

almost 50 % smaller than any other commercial stable isotope analyzer

Low cost of ownership

thanks to instrument sleep/wake-up functions for reduced resource consumption


Ease of use

EnvirovisION has been optimized to provide straightforward analysis and intelligent control for maximum ease of use with powerful lyticOS® Peak Mapping capabilities reducing the duration of data analysis from hours to minutes, generating a large increase in lab productivity.

Additionally, its Good-For-Go control technology significantly reduces handling time by allowing instrument setup to be completed with a single click.

Advanced data analysis

EnvirovisION offers a number of cutting-edge analytical capabilities for environmental forensics, including:

  • 100 V amplification for large dynamic range samples

  • exceptional sensitivity for low-concentration analytes

  • a market-leading furnace design, providing long-term robust sample analysis without reconditioning

  • sophisticated stable isotope data processing software that represents the most powerful suite ever created for this application

Minimal footprint

EnvirovisION is almost 50 % smaller than any other commercial stable isotope analyzer on the market, providing sophisticated performance in a compact package.

Low cost of ownership

EnvirovisION provides a variety of cost-effective benefits, including instrument sleep/wake-up functions that help to reduce the consumption of resources.

Product details

EnvirovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope-based environmental forensics, consisting of the following modules:

Isotope ratio mass spectrometer isoprime visION

isoprime visION stable isotope analyzer

The isoprime visION isotope ratio mass spectrometer offers exceptional bulk and compound-specific isotope analysis. Developed for highest ease of use, simplicity is what isoprime visION is about. It offers a completely new experience of stable isotope analysis: an experience free from the routine chores of maintenance, focusing on the science, not the instrumentation. Thus, isoprime visION opens the power of stable isotopes even to laboratories yet inexperienced in the use of isotope ratio mass spectrometry. 


centrION monitoring gas handling and inlet interface system
centrION is the powerful core of the isoprime visION system. With complete automation through digital control, centrION is the central interface for isoprime visION’s inlet systems, as well as handling the monitoring and gas injections required for instrument performance checking.

Completely integrated into the isoprime visION footprint and handled intelligently by our lyticOS® Software Suite, centrION works seamlessly to perform complicated tasks with incredible simplicity.

With centrION, you are finally released from the daily maintenance routines of your instrument and you can focus purely on your science. 

Isotope ratio mass spectrometry software ionOS

lyticOS® EnvirovisION operating license for acquisition and data processing

lyticOS® Software Suite is the revolutionary new software for the isoprime visION stable isotope analyzer. It works in concert with the isoprime visION and centrION to provide an unrivalled level of intelligent control.

Designed completely from the ground up for an exceptional user experience, lyticOS® is the most sophisticated yet simple software suite ever created. Its clean user interface belies the level of sophistication within, giving you unrivalled capabilities to generate exceptional data with ease.

lyticOS® allows isoprime visION to reclaim responsibility for sample analysis from you by offering incredible functionality both pre- and post-acquisition, significantly reducing instrument contact time.

GC5 with Agilent 7890B gas chromatograph

Agilent 8890 GC with GC5 furnace for δ13C and δ2H isotope analysis

Compound-specific isotope analysis is a fundamental tool for environmental forensics. The analysis of low-concentration harmful compounds such as BTEX in the environment is challenging, but EnvirovisION offers exceptional ease of use with the highest levels of detection.

EnvirovisION is equipped with a programmable temperature vaporization (PTV) injector with LN2 cooling and a CTC autosampler for performing solid phase microextraction of low-level volatile compounds in various samples for δ13C and δ2H isotope analysis. As a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Partner of Agilent Technologies, the GC5 system takes full advantage of the market-leading Agilent 8890 GC system to create the highest-performance stable isotope system for research.

GC-MS compound identification

In cases where stable isotope analysis is needed to offer crucial evidence against environmental polluters, it is essential that the data stands up to scrutiny. Adding the identification power of GC-MS to EnvirovisION provides ultimate confidence that the compounds of interest are correctly declared.

By utilizing the market-leading Agilent 5977B mass selective detector, you can simultaneously identify and determine the isotope ratio of a single injection, maximizing the amount of usable data generated.

Soil, sediment, and tissues sample analysis

The analysis of soil and sediment samples is useful in environmental forensics, as all of these represent large reservoirs for contaminants. The vario PYRO cube® elemental analyzer for δ13C, δ15N,  δ34S, δ18O, and δ2H analysis makes the isotopic analysis of soil and sediment very simple, as well as making it possible to analyze substances like plant and animal tissue as part of bioaccumulation studies of persistent organic pollutants.

Groundwater analysis

The flow of water through an environment represents a significant migration channel for organic pollutants. By analyzing the δ18O and δ2H isotope ratios of groundwater, fluvial waters, and soil pore waters, it is possible to trace sinks and sources of water in the environment, helping to constrain further contamination of pristine environments. Adding the vario Liquid Sampler (VLS) provides fully-automated, high-throughput analysis of these samples.

  • Organic extracts, including persistent organic pollutants such as PCB, dioxins, pesticides/biocides, PAHs and BTEX

  • Volatile organic compounds from environmental water samples

  • Contaminated soils, sediments, and tissue samples


Product flyer
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Fingerprint and weathering characteristics of crude oils after an oil spill
Considerations of dynamic range in stable isotope analysis Part 1: intrinsic isotope abundance
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High precision and accuracy GC-C-IRMS analyses of a certified reference mixture
High precision compound specific δ15N measurements
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Rapid GC-IRMS switching between combustion and pyrolysis mode

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