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Electronic Nose – Portable zNose® 4200

The Model 4200 Portable zNose® is a powerful, transportable device that can handle qualitative and quantitative odor analysis.

This portable odor analyzer with its potential to detect and test all types of vapors can identify traces of biological, chemical and organic compounds with accuracy and speed. An external computer offering efficient, accurate and portable analysis is used by this model.

The Model 4200 is a transportable system, engineered to speciate and quantify the organic compounds present within just one minute. The analysis of all types of vapors or odors is performed with speed, precision and accuracy. The device has a dynamic range of 2 x 10000.

The device has a computer system that can operate any version of Microsoft Windows. The efficiency and accuracy allows it to handle 300 tests per day.

  • Transportable device
  • EPA certified
  • Analyze a vapor in a minute
  • Carries 300 tests per day on one helium charge
  • Efficient and accurate analysis
  • Computer can operate any version of Microsoft Windows

Key Applications

Homeland Security

Homeland Security threats can be prevented by detecting chemical vapors and odors produced by explosives, and biological/chemical weapons.

  • Building security
  • Airport security
  • Port and cargo security


The odor of fuels, chemical fragrances, compounds etc. is identified to detect contamination with parts-per-trillion sensitivity.

  • Fragrance
  • Plastics
  • Fuels

Life Science

Fast analysis of aromatic and odor signatures of living organisms is performed with complete chemical profile.

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Molds and bacteria

Food and Beverages

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of food aroma and beverage quality is performed.

  • Food aroma
  • Beverages


The level of unsafe emissions in the atmosphere is controlled with real-time analysis of odors in water, soil  and air.

  • Odor management
  • Soil, water and air


The chemical composition of blood, urine and body fluids is examined with speed and precision.

  • Hygiene
  • Diagnostics

How Does zNose® Work?

The zNose® is fitted with exceptional ultra-fast gas chromatography and surface acoustic wave technologies. The application of zNose® involves a simple three-step process that quantifies all odor types within a minute with precision, speed and accuracy.

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