Pace Analytical's Field Services Division has taken steps to utilize FTIR technology in the field to provide real-time, cost effective analytical results.
Pace Analytical's Field Services Division has taken steps to utilize FTIR technology in the field to provide real-time, cost effective analytical results. By working directly with leading scientists and MIDAC Corporation, a specialized FTIR manufacturer, Pace Analytical uses FTIR to collect real-time data for monitoring chemical constituents in air. Taking FTIR off the lab bench and into the field to measure process streams, stacks, indoor air and other emission sources using methods published by the EPA is an alternative approach to classical data collection techniques for compliance monitoring.
FTIR technology is practical for analyzing stack emissions for defined hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) because it can analyze for multiple compounds simultaneously, provides immediate results, and works well for complex matrices. Data collected on-site is stored and can be retrieved later to search for additional compounds. A mobile laboratory is not necessary and there are no samples to collect or shipping charges associated with sending air samples back to the laboratory. In certain situations, FTIR may even replace some traditional stack testing methods.
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