Cleantech applications are focused on reducing the impact of energy production on air, water, and land. Accurate quantification of process emissions such as methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide is key to quantifying the degree of improvement a cleantech solution might provide, relative to existing benchmark technologies.
Through chromatography, GHGs, and compounds associated with fugitive emission can be separated, identified, and quantified through a variety of detection techniques. Conventional Gas Chromatography (GC) analysis uses large bench-top apparatus, whereas alternatives such as micro-GC analysis can also be used to reduce analysis time without compromising data quality. A micro-GC houses all the power of a bench-top GC in a fraction of the footprint, providing results in a fraction of the time. Coanda employs micro-GC in the analytical laboratory as part of its broad range of instrumentation suited to help cleantech applications monitor emissions.