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Table 1 Specifications of the MCC-IMS used for the study

From: Headspace analyses using multi-capillary column-ion mobility spectrometry allow rapid pathogen differentiation in hospital-acquired pneumonia relevant bacteria

MCC-IMS device BioScout, B&S Analytik GmbH, Dortmund, Germany
Preseparation Multi-capillary column OV-5 (length 22 cm), Multichrom Ltd., Novosibirsk, Russia
MCC temperature 40 °C
Sample loop Stainless steel, volume 10 ml
Ionization source ß-radiation, 63Ni (550 MBq)
Electric field strength 330 V/cm
Shutter opening time 300 μs
Drift and carrier gas Synthetic air, Air Liquide AG, Düsseldorf, Germany
Drift gas flow 100 ml/min
Carrier gas flow 150 ml/min
Sampling time 30 s
Sample flow 100 ml/min
Temperature ambient
Pressure ambient
Tubing PTFE, Bohlender GmbH, Grünsfeld, Germany