The Picarro G2301 gas concentration analyzer is a highly advanced instrument designed for atmospheric science, air quality monitoring, and emissions quantification. It offers simultaneous and precise measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and water vapor (H2O) concentrations in the atmosphere.
The analyzer operates with parts-per-billion (ppb) sensitivity, providing accurate and reliable data for CO2 and CH4 at extremely low levels. It meets the performance requirements set by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) for atmospheric monitoring of CO2 and CH4.
One of the key features of the Picarro G2301 is its negligible drift, ensuring stable and consistent measurements over time. The instrument maintains high precision, with a precision of less than 70 ppb at 5 seconds and 5 minutes for CO2 and less than 0.5 ppb at 5 seconds and 5 minutes for CH4. The maximum drift at standard temperature and pressure (STP) over a 24-hour period is less than 120 ppb for CO2 and less than 1 ppb for CH4.
The analyzer also includes water correction software, which automatically reports dry gas mole fractions. This feature helps researchers reduce complexity in their studies and minimizes consumable costs associated with water vapor measurements.
In summary, the Picarro G2301 gas concentration analyzer offers exceptional performance in simultaneously measuring CO2, CH4, and H2O in the atmosphere. Its high sensitivity, precision, accuracy, and low drift make it a valuable tool for atmospheric science research, air quality monitoring, and emissions quantification, meeting the stringent requirements set by international organizations such as the WMO and ICOS.