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Different methods of evaluating sharp-peaked compounds in FTIR spectra using benzene as an example
Author(s): Bernhard Lechner; Peter J. Sturm
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Paper Abstract

The quantification of benzene in FTIR spectra is restricted by the interference of benzene with carbon dioxide. In this paper different methods are presented to overcome these problems with a detector of medium resolution of 0.5 cm-1. The experiments were performed either in a 10 m gas cell or as open path experiments. One method compares the peak at 673.76 cm-1 with the strongest absorption band of benzene in the single beam spectrum to the neighboring peaks, one method analyzes the shape of the peak at 674 cm-1. Another method works with an artificial background and the latest methods analyze the absorbance spectrum and serve as a reference. The results from all these methods agreed very well down to the level of 30 to 50 ppb.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3493, Spectroscopic Atmospheric Environmental Monitoring Techniques, (15 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332639
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Bernhard Lechner, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)
Peter J. Sturm, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3493:
Spectroscopic Atmospheric Environmental Monitoring Techniques
Klaus Schaefer, Editor(s)

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