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Development of QA/QC performance standards for field use of open-path FTIR spectrometers
Author(s): A. Laurie Cone; Shahla K. Farhat; Lori A. Todd
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate instrument performance with the ultimate goal of developing guidelines for procedures that can be used by instrument manufacturers and end users for quality control and quality assurance. A glass calibration cell was placed in the IR beam path and various performance parameters were evaluated. The parameters examined were gas flow rate, spectral noise in the region of interest, interferogram height, detector linearity, polystyrene peak positions, instrument accuracy, and instrument precision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2365, Optical Sensing for Environmental and Process Monitoring, (31 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210806
Show Author Affiliations
A. Laurie Cone, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Shahla K. Farhat, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Lori A. Todd, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2365:
Optical Sensing for Environmental and Process Monitoring
Orman A. Simpson, Editor(s)

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