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"Photoacoustic spectrometry for trace gas analysis and leak detection using different cell geometries"

Shwehdi, M. H. and Dastageer, A. and Gondal, MA (2004) "Photoacoustic spectrometry for trace gas analysis and leak detection using different cell geometries". TALANTA, 62 (1). pp. 131-141.

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Abstract

A photoacoustic (PA) spectrometer with high selectivity and sensitivity has been developed for trace gas analysis and for the detection of gas leak at part per trillion by volume (pptV) level. This PA system comprises of a resonant photoacoustic cell, a pulsed line tunable CO2 laser as an excitation source and a sensitive electret microphone as a photoacoustic detector with an option to trigger the safety alarm system for early warning of gas leaks. In this work, three resonant PA cells with various geometries have been developed at our laboratory for the detection of photoacoustic signal using pulsed laser system and their comparative performance have been studied. As a special application of this PA system, the detection of sulfur hexa fluoride (SF6) gas using these three cells has been carried out for optimizing the sensitivity. Besides this, our PA system can very well be applied for pollution monitoring and detection of hazardous gases in a noisy environment.



Item Type:Article
Date:09 January 2004
Subjects:Electrical
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Electrical Engineering Dept
Creators:Shwehdi, M. H. and Dastageer, A. and Gondal, MA
Email:mshwehdi@kfupm.edu.sa, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:471
Deposited By:AYHAM ZAZA
Deposited On:19 Mar 2008 11:23
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:06

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