Opto-Knowledge In Situ Methane Sensor
A new Methane Sensor Package can determine both the concentration and the carbon isotope ratio of methane while operating in situ and at depth.
The technology combines a novel laser absorption spectroscopy gas sensor with a membrane-free approach to water sampling. This approach provides significantly more data at a lower cost compared to the traditional analysis of returned samples.
Traditional measurement approaches involve collecting a limited number of samples, which are initially processed onboard ships, and then later analyzed in a shore-based laboratory through a time-consuming and labor-intensive process.
Opto-Knowledge offers an in situ, real-time methane sensing capability that facilitates:
- Finding methane seep and hydrothermal vent sites
- Understanding the fate of methane in the water column
- Quantifying the extent of microbial activity in vent systems
- Tracking methane production and fractionation in real-time
Opto-Knowledge Systems, Inc. was founded in 1991 and specializes in developing turn-key sensors for challenging environments.
- Inexpensive: Eliminates the need for lengthy and labor-intensive analysis
- Efficient: Quickly analyze, identify, and communicate data results
- Versatile: Highly-customizable solutions
- Identify, quantify, and attribute greenhouse gases
- Next-generation flight vehicles and rocket engines
- Field sensors to monitor climate change
This technology is commercially available for purchase. For additional information please contact the Opto-Knowledge team at jason.Kriesel@optoknowledge.com.
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