Environmental / Atmospheric

Environmental / Atmospheric

The ability to accurately, quickly and efficiently monitor and reduce pollutants emitted into the atmosphere continues to drive the need for mass spectrometry systems and components. Across the globe, from industrial processing plants to research laboratories, companies depend on Extrel’s Mass Spectrometry Systems and Components for environmental monitoring applications. 

Environmental / Atmospheric Applications

Ambient Air Monitoring

In today’s world, intense focus is placed on safety and regulatory compliance.  The MAX300-AIR makes fast, accurate measurements of toxic compounds in air to protect workers and the surrounding community.  

Atmospheric Chemistry

For over 50 years, scientists have relied on Extrel’s Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers and Systems for Atmospheric Chemistry studies. These instruments, designed with high sensitivity and resolution, stability, and reliability, are ideal for those performing laboratory simulations using a Flow Tube or SIFT Analysis. Systems can also perform Direct Atmosphere Sampling from aircraft, ships, or ground stations.

Benzene Fenceline Monitoring

The MAX300-AIR can measure fugitive benzene at < 0.6 µg/m3 (0.2 ppb).  Recent amendments to 40 CFR 60 and 63 have lowered the actionable level to 9.0 µg/m3 (2.8 ppb),  at this concentration Extrel mass spectrometers offer a real-time, fully automated solution with better than 99.9% accuracy.  

Emissions Monitoring

Government agencies worldwide regulate the emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) such as Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene (BTX); Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOCs); and various sulfurs. The speed, reliability, flexibility and detection limits available from the MAX300 series gas analyzers make it the ideal solution for real-time emissions monitoring.

Flare Gas

Increased emphasis on protecting the environment and evolving regulatory guidelines are driving industry to improve its processes to be cleaner and more efficient. The MAX100-BTU provides a rapid, high precision Net Heating Value (NHV) for flare compliance and control.  For oil refineries that need RSR NHV and Subpart Ja sulfur monitoring, the MAX300-RTG offers the single analyzer solution for dual compliance.

Scrubber / Burn Box Efficiency

For Semiconductor producers, Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DRE) of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) and Greenhouse Gases has become increasingly important. Extrel Mass Spectrometers monitor systems, such as Scrubber Burn Boxes, used for the abatement of combustible gases.

Water Analysis

Compliance with clean water environmental regulations is a major concern for almost all industries. To help customers meet their environmental responsibilities, Extrel has leveraged its experience in online process gas analysis to include various online Water Analysis applications using the MAX300-AIR Environmental Gas Analyzer.

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