High Performance Analytical System (HyperSys)

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EU funding project of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) for promoting innovation at Universities and Research Facilities


For an optimized and more sustainable protection of water resources two approaches are relevant:

  • to understand the source and impact of pollutants within the aquatic utilization cycle and
  • to design new substances in a way that they are quickly and/or fully degraded after their intended use.

An indispensible element for both approaches is the reliable proof of transformation products. Therefore, an automated solid phase extraction (SPE) and a high-resolution mass spectrometer (HRMS) for the precise and clear evidence of known and unknown compounds are core to an analytical instrumentation.

The project HyperSys - High Performance Analytical System allows to expand the research infrastructure at the Institute of Sustainable Chemistry by such a device for the automated phase extraction (SPE) in combination with a state-of-the-art high-resolution mass spectrometer.

Quantity and quality of the analytical tests will be highly improved by a much better detection limit so that new borders of latest research will be opened.

The extraction and concentration of substances for the chemical analysis is a crucial aspect of our research. This relates to environmental samples as well as to degradation tests. Both are important tools in the research field of Benign by Design and the examination of the fate and distribution of e.g. industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals and pollutants, in which we are leading internationally. This new analytic device will enable us to maintain and to expand this status.

Furthermore, thanks to the new automated SPE and the state-of-the-art high-resolution mass spectrometer we will be able to continue our internationally competitive scientific research.


Your contact:

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer