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Fast-response measurements of organic trace species in the Earth's atmosphere

Author: Geiger, Felix
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731503569
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This work describes the development of an ultra-light-weight Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometer (PTR-MS), its detailed qualification, ground-based and airborne applications and studies on VOC emissions in connection with fossil fuel production. The new system was used aboard a mobile laboratory in order to investigate the chemical fingerprints of the diverse emitters at oil and natural gas well pads. Emissions of aromatic hydrocarbons at a hydraulically fractured well have been studied.