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What is FT-IR Spectroscopy? How RWDI uses this innovative technology to better assess air quality

What is FT-IR Spectroscopy? How RWDI uses this innovative technology to better assess air quality

Host Info

Contact a Specialist

Name
Mukund Venkitachalam
Position
Senior Scientist
Phone
+1 519-823-1311 x2320
Email
Go to Mukund Venkitachalam's page

Schedule

Date:
June 04, 2020
Time:
12:00 PM, Calgary Time (GMT-6)
Duration:
60 min
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Abstract

FT-IR or Fourier Transform-InfraRed Spectroscopy continuously analyzes hot/wet exhaust samples for gaseous compounds. The instrument can achieve ppb to ppm sensitivity for multiple gas species in a variety of applications, including stack emissions, process, ambient air, purity and selective catalytic reduction performance monitoring. By utilizing permanently stored calibration spectra, this IR instrument has the unique ability of performing simultaneous analysis of over 30 compounds in gas streams containing up to 40% water. Stored spectral samples can also be post-processed for missing spectral information to account for unknown compounds. Additionally, this FT-IR is integrated with a fully automated sampling system that is programmed with applicable regulatory test methodology requirements and controls the entire test program through the click of a button.

Learning objectives

  • Understand what a FT-IR is and how it works
  • System breakdown and overview of applicable QA procedures.
  • Applications and unique industry opportunities.

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