Due to its 2-dimensional separation capacity the GC-IMS set-up is an extremely powerful tool to enable a comprehensive analysis of olive oil. Moreover relevant volatile compounds that compose a unique flavour of the oil and finally decide how it is categorized require the sensitivity of the IMS sensor and a software that allows to handle the complex data of the 3-dimensional chromatograms and correlate them with hedeonistic results of sensory panels. Using the FalvourSpec and the 'LAV' software package a data base with regard to the several analytical questions around olive can be set up to impartially:
Categorize different olive oil qualities
Evaluate storage conditions
Define best before datesupply chain.
Different analytical approaches like idenditfication and quantification of a set or individual (marker) compounds have been successfully followed using the FlavourSpec and prove the power of G.A.S. unique set-up.
FlavourSpec® comprises advantages of a Gas Chromatograph (GC) with regard
to selectivity and outstanding sensitivity of an Ion Mobility Spectrometer
(IMS) enabling the analysis of volatiles in the headspace of
liquids and solid samples without any sample pre-treatment.
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