SOURCE: Electronic Sensor Technology, Inc.

February 02, 2010 14:44 ET

zNose® Is Able to Detect TCA and TBA in Woods

NEWBURY PARK, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Electronic Sensor Technology (OTCBB: ESNR) a leading provider of ultra-fast vapor analyzers, announced today that its zNose® electronic sensor instrument can detect tribromoanisole TBA and trichloroanisole TCA.

TBA is an anti-sap-staining chemical used on wood in South America, primarily from Chile and Brazil. It was the chemical contaminant cited in the recent consumer product recall as causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain in at least 70 consumers, according to the FDA.

TCA is responsible for "cork taint" a contamination of wine that leaves it with a musty moldy taste, and smelling like wet dog.

The chemicals are suspected of causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

EST's zNose® electronic sensor instrument is able to capture and analyze nearly any odor, fragrance or chemical vapor within ten seconds, and can detect TCA and TBA in woods. Moisture is responsible for the possible growth of molds and toxic substances which produce musty smells.

The following is a technical paper which describes the use of zNose® for detecting TBA and TCA

The zNose® is a very versatile, ultra-fast Gas Chromatograph (GC). It can perform a full hydrocarbon analysis. This episode demonstrates one of the many zNose®'s applications. It is currently being used for environmental, food/beverage, petro-chemical, life science and Homeland Security applications. For more information, please visit our website at

About Electronic Sensor Technology:

Founded in 1995, Electronic Sensor Technology has developed and patented a chemical vapor analysis process. We believe that the Company's product line is positioned to eliminate key vulnerabilities in the homeland security market, specifically in maritime port, airport, and border security applications.

SEC Filings and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward looking statements, including the Company's expectations regarding its ability to develop and access capital markets and its ability to achieve expected results in the chemical detection and analysis industry. The forward looking statements are identified through use of the words "potential," "anticipate," "expect," "planned" and other words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties inherent in the chemical detection and analysis industry and in the Company's business. The Company cautions readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect the Company's beliefs and expectations and could cause the actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company.

Contact Information

  • Contact info:
    William Wittmeyer
    EST, Inc.
    805-480-1994 ext 103
    650 714 0823 cell