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FROG 5000 Portable GC PID Gas Chromatograph Photoionization Detector

FROG-5000™
Portable GC PID, Micro Gas Chromatograph with Photoionization Detector
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Analysis for Air, Water, and Soil Samples

FROG 5000 Portable GC PID Gas Chromatograph Photoionization Detector

THE WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIAL MEMS GC AND MEMS PC

The FROG-5000™ can detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, water, and soil, delivering lab-quality results in less than 10 minutes. It is the only portable gas chromatograph that weighs less than 5lbs (2.2kgs).

The FROG-5000™ portable GC will detect chemicals as volatile as vinyl chloride in addition to semi-volatile organic compounds such as naphthalene. It can detect VOCs at sub-part-per-billion levels or at high part-per-million levels depending on its configuration.

FROG operators use it to determine trace amounts of suspected chemical contaminants without waiting for results from an offsite lab. Within ten minutes you’ll have an answer in the field and you’ll know how your cleanup is progressing. The FROG can help you correct the job and fix it on the spot!

Features2020-03-30T22:52:59+00:00
  • Chemical identification and concentration in under 10 minutes
  • VOC Detection in Air, Water or Soil
  • Included Software
  • Highly Portable Micro-GC Technology makes a FROG smaller than a laptop computer
  • No specialty gases required — never runs out of carrier gas in the field
  • Easy to program GC temperature profile
  • Simple calibration process
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • 9 Hour Battery Life
  • Battery-Life Indicator
  • Built-In Battery Charger
  • Quantitative results display on screen
  • Chromatograms display real-time on computer
  • Easy-to-use analysis software
  • Ability to Set Flows in Software
  • Simplified Air Sampler Installation
  • Easy to Access PID
  • Clearly Labeled Load/Analyze Valve Positions
  • Toggle Forward and Backward Through Results Display
  • Removable micro-SD Card for Fast Data Transfer
Specifications2020-03-21T13:25:24+00:00

Chemical Detection Range Vinyl Chloride
(MW 62.5)
2-Methyl Napthalene
(MW 142.2)
Boiling Point @ 1 atm -13.3 °C 244.7 °C
Vapor Pressure @ 25 °C 2980 mmHg 0.067 mmHg

Instrument Specifications
PID Lamp 10.6 eV energy
GC Column 5.2 meter
Weight 4.8 lbs.
Dimensions 11 x 7.75 x 12 inches
Battery Life Nine hours, or external power
Interface Standard RS-232 port

Chemicals Commonly Detected by the FROG2020-03-27T14:19:56+00:00
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Xylenes
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • trans-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • cis-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • Trichloroethene (TCE)
  • Tetrachloroethene (PCE)
  • Naphthalene
  • The FROG™ can also detect many other solvents
How to Use the FROG2020-09-22T19:28:43+00:00

WITH A COMPUTER

FROG Portable Gas Chromatograph GC - With a computer

You can initiate an analysis on the FROG portable GC using a computer. Attaching the FROG to a computer allows data to be studied in real-time with the Ellvin™ chromatography software.

ON ITS OWN

FROG Portable Gas Chromatograph GC - On its own

You can use the FROG portable GC on its own and start an analysis by pressing the toggle switch on the side.

CALIBRATE IT

Frog and Bass 100 diluter - Calibrate

You can calibrate the FROG to detect a specific chemical and determine how much of that chemical is present.

Read More About Calibrating the FROG
Who Uses the FROG2020-03-27T13:37:03+00:00

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS

Environmental Consultants

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST

Industrial Consultants

GEOLOGISTS

Geologists
Where to Use the FROG2020-03-21T13:36:37+00:00

IN THE FIELD

FROG Portable Gas Chromatograph GC - In the field

The FROG Portable GC is rugged enough to be used at the job site while attached to a computer or stand alone with results appearing on the display.

IN A LABORATORY

FROG Portable Gas Chromatograph GC - In a Laboratory

Use the FROG Portable GC to save bench space and get results faster with shorter cleanup time. Save your big mass spec from wicked high samples too.

AT REMEDIATION SITES

FROG portable gas chromatograph GC - Remediation Sites

The FROG Portable GC can also be used to monitor your progress at remediation sites with quick, lab-quality results.

Applications2020-04-04T16:28:34+00:00

AIR

Air Application - FROG Portable Gas Chromatograph GC

The FROG portable gas chromatograph can detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, delivering lab-quality results in less than 10 minutes.

Read More Details About Air Applications

WATER

Water Application - FROG Portable Gas Chromatograph GC

The FROG can detect volatile organic compounds in water as well. Water samples can be run onsite to reduce shipping and laboratory costs.

Read More Details About Water Applications

SOIL

Soil Application - FROG Portable Gas Chromatograph GC

The FROG can also analyze soil samples onsite, detecting volatile organic compounds in soils down to part-per-billion level concentrations.

Read More Details About Soil Applications

Common Applications of the FROG Portable Gas Chromatograph

DETECTING VOCs IN AIR, WATER, SOIL

  • Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
  • Mobile Outdoor Air Quality Measurements
  • Industrial Hygiene Air Sampling
  • Landfill Gas Monitoring
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Process Monitoring
  • Soil Gas
  • Soil Vapor Extraction
  • Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON)
  • Minimize Dig and Haul Operations
  • Land-farm monitoring Vapor Intrusion
  • Acetaldehyde and BTEX in Carbonation
Authentication of the FROG – Independent Third Party Evaluation2020-03-21T14:02:50+00:00

Independent 3rd Party Evaluation

BTEX IN WATER

Analyte
Result (ug/L)
Assigned Value (ug/L)
Acceptance Window
Z
Evaluation
Benzene
8.1
6.97
5.26 to 8.67
1.99
Acceptable
Ethylbenzene
8.0
9.33
0 to 32.7
-0.17
Acceptable
Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
26.3
21.9
13.1 to 30.7
1.51
Acceptable
Toluene
21.5
20.3
15.7 to 24.8
0.79
Acceptable
m+p-Xylene
26.9
29
21.5 to 36.5
-0.84
Acceptable
o-Xylene
10.4
10.1
7.47 to 12.7
0.34
Acceptable
Xylene, total
37.3
39.1
28.9 to 49.3
-0.53
Acceptable

Independent 3rd Party Evaluation

BTEX IN SOIL

Analyte
Result (ug/L)
Assigned Value (ug/L)
Acceptance Window
Z
Evaluation
Benzene
28.1
22.8
15.8 to 29.8
1.51
Acceptable
Ethylbenzene
9.7
11
7.62 to 14.3
-0.77
Acceptable
Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
36.9
34.4
18.9 to 49.9
0.48
Acceptable
Toluene
86.3
66.9
36.8 to 97
1.94
Acceptable
m+p-Xylene
44.8
47.8
33.2 to 62.5
-0.41
Acceptable
o-Xylene
10.4
10
6.94 to 13.1
0.26
Acceptable
Xylene, total
55.2
54
37.5 to 70.5
0.15
Acceptable

Independent 3rd Party Evaluation

CONCLUSION

The Defiant Frog 4000 performed as well, if not better, than traditional dedicated laboratory analytical systems in the performance of BTEX+MTBE analyses. This statement is based on the evaluation of the calibration curve, the low concentration of the MDLs, and the low Z-Scores of the extrenally administered laboratory proficiency studies.

Assigned Value: Value attributed to a particular quantity and accepted, sometimes by convention, as having an uncertainity appropriate for a given purpose. See ISO/IEC 17043 for additional information. In general the assigned value is the value used to assess proficiency and may or may not be the made to value (gravimetric value).

Accept. Window: The range of values that constitute acceptable performance for a laboratory participating in this PT study.

Z: A Z-Score tells how a single data point compare to normal data. A Z-Score says not only whether a point was above or below average, but how unusual the measurement is. Generally, a method result with a Z-Score less than |2| is considered to be in control, a Z-Score between |2| and |3| is considered ‘Questionable’, but still within control and a Z greater then |3| is considered not acceptable and the method is out of control. For WS studies, a z-score greater than |2| is unacceptable. Calculated as Z=(Reported Value – Assigned Value)/Proficiency Std. Dev.

Authentication of the FROG – Air, Water, and Soil Analyses2020-03-21T14:13:39+00:00

Analysis of Solids

CERTIFIED REFERENCE SOIL BY METHANOL EXTRACTION

Frog Portable GC - analysis of solids

Analyte
FROG-4000 (ug/kg)
Certified Concentration (ug/kg)
% Rec
MTBE
8900
9450
94%
Benzene
20400
20200
101%
Toluene
49300
51400
96%
Ethylbenzene
43700
40100
109%
p/m-Xylene
28900
30400
95%
o-Xylene
36300
33600
108%

Air Analysis

SIDE BY SIDE FROG AND OUTSIDE LAB AIR

Air Analysis - Side by side FROG and outside lab air

Water Analysis

SPLIT SAMPLES FROM WELL SP-1 TACOMA WASHINGTON COMPARED WITH OFFSITE LAB

Sample ID: SP-1
FROG-4000 (ug/kg)
GC/MS (ug/L)
% Rec
RPD
VC
11
9.1
121%
18.9%
t-1,2-DCE
56
57
98%
1.8%
c-1,2-DCE
93
100
93%
7.3%
TCE
160
170
94%
6.1%
PCE
6.0
5.6
107%
6.9%

FROG DEMO

Watch a water test demo with our co-founder and senior engineer, Douglas Adkins, Ph.D.

Talk with our sales team today to find out how the FROG can help you make faster, data-based decisions in the field.

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