Analytical share in a prestigious R+D 100 Award for 2008 for successful
development of the Spatially Resolved Capillary Inlet Mass Spectrometer technology.
The technology was jointly developed and submitted for the award by researchers
at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Cummins
Inc., Queen's University Belfast, Y-12 National Security Complex and Hiden Analytical.
The Spaci-MS multipoint interface samples the confined spaces inside reactor
systems such as fuel cells, diesel engine catalysts and non-thermal plasma
reactors with precise spatial and temporal resolution, providing highly
detailed point-by-point information on reaction and catalytic chemistry. The
Hiden system utilises a 16 channel inlet coupled to the Hiden fast-transient
mass spectrometer to provide automatic and rapid mapping of both temperature
and species distributions. Spaci-MS technology has already been used
successfully in the optimisation of an automotive truck engine to help meet
U.S. 2010 emissions control standards 3 years ahead of schedule.
The prestigious R&D 100 Awards have been running since 1963 with a judging
process intended to find the 100 most technologically significant products
of the year. Winners must provide a "demonstrable technological
significance compared with competing products and technologies" according
the Award's key criterion. An R&D 100 Award is considered to be a mark of
excellence known to industry, government and academia as proof that a
product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year. Hiden's Spaci-MS
joins other past winners of the award, some of which have become household
names, such as the halogen lamp, the liquid crystal display and HDTV.
Further information on Spaci-MS and other Hiden Analytical innovations can
be requested by contacting Hiden Analytical at [email protected] or visiting
the main website at www.HidenAnalytical.com.