Health & Safety

Real Time Identification and Monitoring of Trace Contamination Real Time Identification and Monitoring of Trace ContaminationLonestar is an easy to use and powerful analyzer for accurate, real time identification and monitoring of trace contamination. Foods that contain muscle tissue (meat, poultry and fish) can form biological amines through enzymatic and bacterial actions of proteins and amino acids. For example, trimethylamine (TMA) is formed by a stepwise degradation of choline to betaine and then to TMA.
Detecting diacetyl vapor in the workplace Detecting diacetyl vapor in the workplaceThe Owlstone Chemical Agent Monitor (OCAM) detects diacetyl, a common industrial chemical that is used in foodstuffs such as microwave popcorn as a synthetic butter flavor. Inhalation of diacetyl has been shown to cause bronchiolitis obliterans (AKA popcorn lung or popcorn workers lung), a potentially fatal disease in which the bronchioles are narrowed by scar tissue and inflammation.
OVG for corrosion testing OVG for corrosion testing The Owlstone Vapor Generator (OVG) provides a versatile, safe and cylinder free solution to generating known gaseous concentrations of of a wide range of chemical species. An example use of OVG is for generating known quantities of acidic and other compounds for material corrosion testing under simulated corrosive atmospheres.
Detection of Metaldehyde in Water Using Lonestar Detection of Metaldehyde in Water Using LonestarLonestar offers rapid detection and monitoring of metaldehyde at concentrations low enough to meet the European and UK regulations for pesticides in drinking water. Lonestar can be operated on site by non-specialist personnel to monitor water for metaldehyde in only a matter of minutes.
Dimethyl sulfate gas detection using Lonestar Dimethyl sulfate gas detection using LonestarLonestar can be used as a dimethyl sulfate (DMSO4) gas monitor for ambient air. DMSO4 is a highly toxic but commonly used industrial methylating agent. Lonestar can continuously sample air and raise the alarm if the concentration of DMSO4 rises above a specified threshold level.
Rapid Screening of Plastic Bottles for dibasic esters Rapid Screening of Plastic Bottles for dibasic estersThe Lonestar portable analyzer allows rapid detection of bottle rinse cleaning solvent DBE-3 (dibasic esters) and DMS (dimethyl sebacate) in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles and food containers at concentrations below 50 ppb, aiding compliance with FDA food contact notifications.
Validating Clean in Place Processes Using Lonestar Validating Clean in Place Processes Using LonestarFast validation of Clean in Place (CIP) cycles by monitoring the composition of rinse water is vital to ensure adequate tank cleaning and for the optimisation of production processes in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Lonestar delivers rapid, sensitive and accurate monitoring of rinse water helping to reduce water and cleaning product consumption.
2,4 dichlorophenol in milk detection with Lonestar 2,4 dichlorophenol in milk detection with LonestarLonestar is an easy to use and powerful analyzer for accurate, real time identification and monitoring of trace flavor contamination in milk including 2,4-dichlorophenol (DCP), 2,4-dibromophenol (DBP), biogenic amines such as triethylamine (TEA), milk adulterant benzoic acid and the milk age marker lactic acid.
Tribromoanisole Detection with Lonestar Tribromoanisole Detection with LonestarLonestar is able to rapidly detect tribromoanisole (TBA) at concentrations as low as 10 ppt. TBA has been identified as a common contaminant in the pharmaceutical, food and wine industries. It has been cited by the FDA as a cause for concern and has been the reason for a number of product recalls.
Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) Anaesthetic Detection Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) Anaesthetic DetectionPropofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol, a.k.a. Diprivan) is used as an intravenous general anaesthetic. Existing measurement techniques for IV anaesthetics require offline blood samples, making them unsuitable for monitoring anaesthetic depth and for ensuring patient safety. The Owlstone Lonestar Analyzer is able to detect propofol at sub part per billion concentrations in under 10 seconds. In addition, Lonestar is highly portable and can be operated by non-specialists.
Rapid Detection of Geosmin, Fuels and Pesticides in Water Supplies Rapid Detection of Geosmin, Fuels and Pesticides in Water SuppliesMonitor drinking water supplies to detect geosmin, fuel (diesel/gasoline/petrol), metaldehyde and other chemical contaminants. Using Lonestar analyzers, utilities can mitigate contamination incidents and avoid taste/odor complaints. Combat tightening regulations and terrorist threats, reduce the costs of supplying consumers, industry and food manufacturing. See the instrument work in the video.
Benzene Analysis and Detection Benzene Analysis and DetectionLonestar is a portable gas monitor capable of rapid and accurate benzene analysis. Lonestar can monitor and detect benzene even in a complex background matrix that includes toluene, xylene and other gases (volatile organic compounds, VOCs) that commonly cause false alarms in other detectors.
Rapid Analysis of 4 Methyl Imidazole (4-MEI) Rapid Analysis of 4 Methyl Imidazole (4-MEI)The Lonestar Analyzer can detect and quantify 4-Methyl-Imidazole (4-MEI, also sometimes called 4-MI) within 15 minutes, in a range of backgrounds, including caramels and soy sauce. Deploy Lonestar to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 and improve plant throughput and productivity.
Detection of Melamine in Milk Detection of Melamine in MilkMelamine is an organic base that is widely used in plastics, adhesives, dishware and whiteboards. However, in China, it is sometimes illegally added into milk powder, liquid milk and other dairy products to increase the apparent protein content. A WHO white paper published in the wake of the 2008 Chinese milk scandal concluded that ingesting melamine can lead to the formation of kidney stones and other kidney damage. In 2012, The UN food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission, lowered the maximum limit for dairy products to 0.15mg/kg.