mobile spectrometer Articles

  • Demonstration of an Ethane Spectrometer for Methane Source Identification

    ABSTRACT: Methane is an important greenhouse gas and tropospheric ozone precursor. Simultaneous observation of ethane with methane can help identify specific methane source types. Aerodyne Ethane-Mini spectrometers, employing recently available mid-infrared distributed feedback tunable diode lasers (DFB-TDL), provide 1 s ethane measurements with sub-ppb precision. In this work, an Ethane-Mini ...


    By Aerodyne Research, Inc.

  • Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – Catch the Excitement!

    Interest in ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) technology is growing rapidly. The signs are everywhere. Since the year 2000, the number of abstracts submitted to ASMS mentioning ion mobility has grown more than 10-fold – from 30 to more than 350 in 2015. For most of that time, ion mobility has been available commercially in high-end research instruments or in homemade platforms. Waters ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Simon Fraser University Opens Suite of Mass Spectrometers for Natural Products Discovery Research

    As a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Roger Linington discovered his future life’s work serendipitously. While studying sponges, it became clear to him that one of the challenges in studying macroorganisms is their limited or slowly replenishing supply. To perform mechanism and mode-of-action studies, he needed a larger, more accessible source of ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Free White Paper: Technologies for On-Site Positive Material Identification

    Until now there have been two established technologies for Positive Material Identification (PMI) inspection: Handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (HHXRF) Mobile and portable optical emission spectrometers (OES) Oxford Instruments recently launched the mPulse, the world’s first handheld metal analyser based on laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • A Remote Automated Optical Field Sampling System based on the UniSpec-DC equipped with a Wireless System

    For remote locations, a reliable and repeatable field sampling method is needed for monitoring ecosystem processes for various scientific reasons (e.g. ground truthing, link vegetation indices to ecophysiological variables) (Claudio et al., in press; Fuentes et al., in press, Cheng et al., in press). To ensure that the data are collected continuously, and to collect the data during severe weather ...


    By PP Systems

  • Spatial and temporal sampling of ecosystem optical properties with the UniSpec-DC

    Satellite sensors (e.g. MODIS) provide large spatial patterns with regional or global coverage (Chen, 1999). However, the coarse resolution of satellite sensors are sometimes problematic, particularly for patchy landscapes (Turner et al., 2003). To properly validate and interpret satellite imagery, additional ground remotely sensed and biophysical data are needed. The UniSpec-DC (PP Systems, ...


    By PP Systems

  • Comparing TGA, FTIR and fixed filter infrared analyzers for measuring soot levels in in-service lubricants

    Measuring soot in diesel engine oil has become more important as soot levels get higher due to exhaust gas recirculation. As soot isone of the key indicators for the condition of the oil, diesel engine maintenance programs performing regular soot checks can realize cost savings by extending drain periods and reducing used oil disposal. TGA (Thermal Gravimetric Analysis) is the traditional method ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Sequential Extraction Procedure

    Sequential extraction is an analytical process that chemically leaches metals out of soil, sediment and sludge samples. The purpose of sequential “selective” extraction is to mimic the release of the selective metals into solution under various environmental conditions. One commonly used sequential extraction procedure is designed to partition different trace metals based on their ...


  • 5 Insights: Protein Quantification Using the Surrogate Peptide Method

    Protein quantification for bioanalysis is difficult but you have options. The following insights will bring you up to speed on current challenges, issues, and options. 1. Biopharma is Growing Fast Biopharmaceutical drug development is experiencing rapid growth. More than 600 biologics have U.S. FDA approval and over 50 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are approved in the US and EU ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Binary vs Quaternary Pumps

    How is a Gradient Created? Any liquid chromatograph is an amalgamation of a certain set of components that delivers to the scientist a monograph of the sample they are analyzing.  Traditionally, an LC system consists of a pump, an injector, a column heater, a detector and even more commonly these days a mass spectrometer or mass detector.  In ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • In Beverly, the Shoe Fits for Bioanalysis!

    This past May, many of the nation’s leading bioanalysts gathered in New England to share ideas and explore the latest advances in mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, and sample preparation for large molecule quantification. At Waters’ semi-annual bioanalysis workshop, scientists from across the U.S. trained on the latest mass spectrometry instrumentation at our demonstration ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • New technologies for measuring the humidity of biomass

    Methods applicable to a great variety of solid biofuels In recent years, systems have sprung up which use near infrared X-ray (NIR) spectroscopy, radio frequency (RF) and microwave spectroscopy as alternatives to the traditional method of measuring humidity by weight difference in the fuel burner. What these methods have in common is that they can be used for a great variety of solid biofuels, ...

  • Results from the latest MPPE Field Trails at NAM and Total installations

    Abstract Within the framework of the Oslo Paris Convention (OSPAR) for the protection of the marine environment of the North East Atlantic, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) was canying out a Project Plan Setting performance standards for aromatic hydrocarbons in produced water'. As part of this plan Akzo Nobel MPP Systems was requested by DEPA to test and evaluate the MPPE ...

  • Detection and measurement of GWGs in semiconductor fab facilities

    Problem Statement Various processes and tools in the modern wafer fab plant produce effluent streams that contain unacceptably high levels of perfluorocarbon GWGs (greenhouse warming gases). These effluent streams are abated by plasma incineration and wet scrubbers and other techniques. It is necessary to measure the destruction removal efficiency (DRE) of the various abatement methods ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • The Future of Biowarfare

    Untitled Document In the July issue of IE Connections, Tom Anderson of RestCon Environmental developed an excellent overview of the current biological weapons and response ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Monitoring greenhouse gases from biofuel crops

    Global issues such as climate change and energy security have driven rapid growth in renewable energy production - wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, hydro, biofuels etc. However, logically, each of these methods should deliver a net benefit in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, so researchers in the United States have employed portable FTIR analysers to study the GHG emissions of biomass ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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