Apr 06, 2010

Greenhouse Gas Analyzers From Shimadzu Address EPA Rules for Monitoring Greenhouse Gases

Regulations include new EPA Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

Global warming and pollution have aroused interest in the monitoring and study of atmospheric gases that absorb the sun’s rays. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ streamlined greenhouse gas analyzers are ideally suited to address current and evolving regulations, including the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule, the company said.

The first analyzer quantifies N2O, CO2 and CH4 in atmospheric air, and will also separate and provide quantitative information for N2, O2 and CO. Detection levels range from 100 ppb for N2O to mid percentage levels for atmospheric N2 and O2. A second analyzer quantitates three trace gases, CO2, CH4, N2O, in an air matrix, in an analysis time of approximately six minutes.

In addition, the analyzers can be expanded to include the analysis of SF6, perflorochemicals and hydrofluorocarbons.