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Use of chemiluminescence techniques in portable, lightweight, highly sensitive instruments for measuring NO2, NOx, and O3
Author(s): John W. Drummond; L. A. Topham; Gervase I. Mackay; Harold I. Schiff
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Paper Abstract

Small battery-powered instruments for the sensitive detection of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and ozone (O3) are described. Because of their portability, they are ideal for studies of indoor air quality, measurements from aircraft, and other mobile platforms where power may be limited. For example, a miniature balloon-borne sonde, based on the chemiluminescence between luminol and NO2 has recently demonstrated the ability to measure ambient mixing ratios of NO2 between ground level and an altitude of 33 km. Recent 'add-on's to the model LMA-3 NO2 analyzer are discussed and the model LOZ-4 ozone monitor is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1433, Measurement of Atmospheric Gases, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46166
Show Author Affiliations
John W. Drummond, Unisearch Associates Inc. (Canada)
L. A. Topham, Unisearch Associates Inc. (Canada)
Gervase I. Mackay, Unisearch Associates Inc. (Canada)
Harold I. Schiff, Unisearch Associates Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1433:
Measurement of Atmospheric Gases
Harold I. Schiff, Editor(s)

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