PetrovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope-based food analysis, consisting of the following modules:
isoprime visION stable isotope analyzer
Simplicity is what isoprime visION is about. Creating something simple seems, well, simple - but in fact, simplicity can only be achieved once the fundamental requirements of our customers are understood. With this clarity, isoprime visION offers a completely new experience of stable isotope analysis: an experience where the user is free from the routine chores of maintenance, allowing them to focus on the science, not the instrumentation.
isoprime visION offers exceptional bulk and compound-specific isotope analysis through market-leading technology from Elementar and Agilent Technologies. Harnessing this technical ability through the isoprime visION finally opens the power of stable isotopes to practically any laboratory.
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.
The great thing about centrION is that you don’t even know it’s there. Completely integrated into the isoprime visION footprint and handled intelligently by ionOS®, centrION works seamlessly to perform complicated tasks with incredible simplicity.
With centrION, users are finally released from the daily maintenance of their instrument and can focus purely on their science.
ionOS® EcovisION operating license for acquisition and data processing
ionOS 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 with stable isotope analysis as the sole function, ionOS is the most sophisticated yet simple software suite ever created. Its clean user interface belies the level of sophistication within, giving users unrivalled capabilities to generate exceptional data with ease.
ionOS allows isoprime visION to reclaim responsibility for sample analysis from the user by offering incredible functionality both pre and post-acquisition, significantly reducing instrument contact time.
vario ISOTOPE select for nitrogen, carbon and sulfur isotope analysis:
The vario ISOTOPE select is a workhorse elemental analyzer dedicated to stable isotope analysis, combining reliable results with outstanding robustness. It utilizes Elementar’s proprietary advanced purge and trap technology with a single temperature programmed desorption (TPD) column, meaning full baseline resolution during simultaneous CNS isotope ratio analysis is always guaranteed.
Outstanding precision and accuracy are guaranteed through quantitative combustion via a controlled oxygen jet injection directly into the active zone. This leads to matrix-independent results even for samples that are difficult to combust.
The vario ISOTOPE select offers the fastest CNS isotope ratio determination, with analyses taking less than nine minutes. During operation, all sample positions are accessible and reloadable at any position and time, while the instrument is also designed for safe unattended overnight measurements.
In addition to these four core components, the EcovisION solution also provides amplifier gain switching for enriched isotope analysis.
Microbial ecology analysis:
All creatures exist in complex ecosystems, but not all ecosystems are easily observable. The highly complex and important interactions that occur within a soil environment, for example, have a great impact on soil quality and productivity, but can be difficult to analyze precisely.
By adding a compound-specific isotope approach to EcovisION allows these dynamic relationships within the soil mesofauna to be elucidated by analyzing an array of organic compound classes. The GC5 system offers exceptional levels of detection, with simple ease-of-use ensuring that even the smallest creatures can be investigated with EcovisION.
Isoscape database development:
As migrating creatures travel through a landscape, they incorporate the δ18O and δ2H signatures of the local precipitation into their physiological being. This means that understanding the variation of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in local precipitation can be used as a way to examine the migration patterns of hard-to-observe animals, such as birds and insects. Adding the vario LIQUID sampler to EcovisION makes fully automatic analysis of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes quick and simple.
Understand paleoecology with pyrolysis:
Understanding ancient ecosystems is possible through the analysis of the δ18O signature of fossilized bone apatite and enamel. Following extraction of the apatite from the remains, it must be prepared as silver phosphate prior to stable isotope analysis.
The vario PYRO cube elemental analyzer offers exceptional pyrolysis performance and gas separation, thanks to the unique backflush technology used to perform complete separation of analytical CO from contaminant N2.
Combined elemental analysis and isotope ratios:
With EcovisION, it is possible to achieve elemental composition data and isotopic ratio analysis from a single sample. Since high-performance elemental composition analysis can only be achieved when samples are accurately weighed prior to analysis, a six-figure analytical microbalance can be supplied with the instrument for the highest performance.
EcovisION is a complete solution for stable isotope analysis in
ecological sciences and comprises of these modules: