Greenhouse gases warm the Earth by absorbing energy and slowing the rate at which the energy escapes to space; acting as a blanket insulating the Earth. Contributions to this ‘blanket’ come from hundreds of gases released into the earth’s atmosphere. The EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) mandates the reporting of Carbon Dioxide, Methane and Nitrous Oxide content from emission sources across the country. (1)
Gas chromatography is the preferred analytical tool for GHG analysis. Regulated analytical methods recommend GC with flame ionization detector (FID), and electron capture detector (ECD). The ECD measures nitrous oxide in the sample, whereas the FID – with an in line methanizer – measures the carbon dioxide and methane content. Activated Research Company offers an alternative to the methanizer/FID combination, to achieve low level detection in GHG Analysis.
The Jetanizer™ is a cost-friendly and superior solution to available methanizers. The Jetanizer installs in place of the FID jet to catalytically convert CO and CO2 into methane for simplified and accurate quantification.
Common Use Case:
- ASTM D1945 /EPA Method 3C (CO and CO2 in air, add Carbon Dioxide to your GHG analyzer)
- ASTM D1946 C1-C5 Hydrocarbons