laser absorption spectroscopy Articles

  • Low level moisture measurement in Natural gas using a Lunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (tdlas) based laser case study

    Introduction The measurement of water vapor in natural gas has long been of industrial importance, and has been addressed by a variety of analytical techniques over the years. Chief among these techniques has been the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) based analyzers. The QCM technology is still the workhorse for production and pipeline applications, and the technique is considered by most ...

  • PyTrA: ultra–fast transient absorption data analysis software

    Ultra–fast transient absorption spectra are inherently complex data sets to process. PyTrA is a new software system that has been written to bring together many of the most well–known techniques of analysis into one easy–to–use package. Figure of publishable quality can be generated, and advanced 3D graphs can be used to view the transient data in new ways. PyTrA is the first ultrafast transient ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preparation of cationic starch microspheres and study on their absorption to anionic-type substance

    Cationic starch microspheres (CSMs) were prepared from lab-made neutral starch-based microspheres using a cationic adsorbent, namely 3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyltrimethyl ammonium chloride, as the cationic etherifying agent. Detection by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and laser diffraction techniques revealed that CSMs had coarse surfaces with good ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What is a Spectrometer?

    The characteristics of a white LED light differs greatly, when compared to a yellow CFL. Without any special tools, one can see that the LED emits a clear white color, while the CFL generates yellow light. Going one step further, using a spectrometer, one will be able to “dissect” the light sources and see that they are composed of other colors in the visible light spectrum, such as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • New Process Gas Analyzer for the Measurement of Water Vapor

    KEYWORDS TDLAS, WMS, Laser Spectroscopy, Water Vapor Measurement, Gas Analyzer ABSTRACT A new analyzer for the measurement of water vapor concentration based on Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) was developed. The water-vapor line at 1854-nm was selected for the measurement, and the performance of the system was evaluated on different ...

  • Spectroscopic investigation of II–VI core-shell nanoparticles: CdSe/CdS

    CdSe and CdSe/CdS core/shell nanoparticles were prepared by a one-pot synthesis process. The CdSe/CdS core/shell nanoparticles showed red-shift absorption and emission spectra compared to the CdSe core. An optimal reaction time for CdS to form on the CdSe nanoparticles was evaluated and the highest photoluminescence yield of approximately equal to 20% was observed for the core/shell ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Remote sensing of emissions: new technologies and recent work

    The Second International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Emissions: New Technologies and Recent Work was held April 1-3, 2008. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards at Research Triangle Park (RTP), Office of Research and Development (RTP), and Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (HQ). At the workshop, ...

  • Identification of forensic fabrics using a portable Raman spectrometer

    At a crime scene, a police officer collects a fiber sample that may prove to be invaluable evidence in identifying a criminal or exonerating an innocent person. While FTIR has been used for analysis in the past, the strong absorption of the fabric or the glass slide where it is mounted makes the spectrum very hard to interpret. In recent years, Raman spectroscopy has been studied extensively for ...


    By B&W Tek

  • A Comparison of Point Sensors and Open Path Monitors For Toxic Gas (esp. HF) Monitoring

    Point Sensors Ion Mobility Spectroscope (IMS) – a gas sample is ionized by a radioactive source (Ni63). Differences in ion drift under the influence of an applied electric field produce a spectrum that is dependent on the mass, charge, and shape of the component ions. The detector signal and strength is tuned to the drift time of the ion of interest (in this case HF) and signal strength is ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Measurement of a Doubly Substituted Methane Isotopologue, 13CH3D

    ABSTRACT: Methane is an important energy resource and significant long-lived greenhouse gas. Carbon and hydrogen isotope ratios have been used to better constrain the sources of methane but interpretations based on these two parameters alone can often be inconclusive. The precise measurement of a doubly substituted methane isotopologue, 13CH3D, is expected to add a critical new dimension to ...


    By Aerodyne Research, Inc.

  • High sensitivity CO2 monitor for CO2 geological sequestration efficiency monitoring

    Canadian prosperity is currently linked to revenue generated from processes that produce large volumes of greenhouse gasses as a by-product. Under evidence that the human fingerprint on our planet is in direct correlation to global climate change, the monitoring and control of greenhouse gas emissions has become a subject of recent focus among many sciences. Recently, legislation has been imposed ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Model 5100 Verification/Validation case study

    Background Many sensors used in gas analyzer systems come into direct contact with the process gas, and there is the potential for degradation over time especially with streams that contain contaminants like glycol, moderate to high levels of hydrogen sulfide etc. With sensor degradation, the analyzer response characteristics change resulting in inaccurate readings. In order to ...

  • Effective elimination – Case Study

    The LDS 6 laser diode spectrometer supports the effective, safe, and environmentally friendly elimination of odorous gases. Applications in the oil and gas industry are exactly the type of challenge the LDS 6 laser diode process gas analyzer was designed for: sites where high performance and ease of use rank on a par with increased productivity and safety. Those were the requirements of a ...

  • Hydrogen Chloride Analyzer (HCl, H2O)

    LGR's Hydrogen Chloride Analyzer (HCl, H2O) provides sensitive measurements of HCl in ambient air or in industrial process flows (e.g., coal and cement exhaust streams) with extremely high precision and sensitivity. No longer do you have to spend a lot of money or wait a long time to measure HCl with extremely high sensitivity – LGR's HCl Analyzer provides measurements every second with ...

  • Elucidation of Exopolysaccharide Isolated from a Dow Wastewater Treatment Facility

    ABSTRACT A UNOX wastewater treatment facility in a Dow Chemical site has experienced major operational challenges as a result of a microorganism producing copious amounts of slime in the activated sludge flocs believed to be involved in viscous bulking. Viscous bulking within the clarifying basin causes the rake arms to freeze due to high sheer stress, resulting from poor compaction and ...

  • Real Time Measurments of Acetylene in Ethylene Manufacturing Process

    Keywords Tunable Diode Laser, Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy, Analyzer, Acetylene, Ethylene, Acetylene Converter Abstract The analyzer, based on near infrared Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS), was developed for the measurement of acetylene in process streams. Measurements of acetylene were made as under laboratory conditions and in ...

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • Smart LDAR — more cost-effective?

    On December 19, 2008, EPA issued a final rule establishing a voluntary Alternative Work Practice (AWP) to detect leaks of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from process equipment (FR Vol. 73, Number 246), thereby providing the regulated community additional flexibility in complying with leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements. The AWP allows owners or ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Gas cell selection for analysis of electronic gases

    APIMS and FTIR remain the preferred analytical tools for monitoring impurities in the electronic  specialty gases used by the semiconductor industry, although other tools such as CRDS are currently finding application in selected cases. FTIR spectroscopy offers the advantage of the simultaneous measurement of all gaseous species that exhibit dipole moment changes during vibrations at ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

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