Application Notes

Application Notes

Picarro has developed a new analyzer capable of simultaneously measuring five gases: N2O, CH4, CO2, NH3, and H2O. This paper demonstrates the ability of this analyzer to measure soil fluxes when connected to a static chamber as part of a closed system.

Natural ecosystems have long been the focus of flux research, however characterizing the complexities of the urban environment is also critical to understanding global cycles. Wade McGillis from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has deployed the Picarro flux instrument (G2311-f) on the largest greenroof, the main post office building in Manhattan.

A rapid screening method that very effectively discriminates cheeses made in different locations is shown. The method is useful for ingredient authentication for fraud detection.

Induction Module-Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy is used to demonstrate how cheese retains its local environmental stable isotopic signature of water. This should allow differentiation of products made in different locales and is an ideal approach for food/ingredient fraud detection.

Induction Module Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy is demonstrated as a rapid and easy method to use water isotopes to probe physiological processes

An example of a setup for water vapor isotope measurements and considerations in data analysis.

A clear distinction in dual-isotopic ratio measurements of individual samples indicates the applicability of the new combustion analyzer to geographical origin verification and product authentication.  

A fast screening method for supply chain quality control  and truth-in-labeling verification of beef products.

A quick screening method of using stable isotopes to distinguish the precise geographical origin of fresh produce.

Using a Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) instrument to probe cropland evapotranspiration, literally in the field.

This note provides details about a Picarro CRDS-based fast screening method to test for adulteration with corn or cane sugar.

A fast screening method of imported honey to test for product adulteration with high fructose corn syrup.

Picarro water isotope analyzers provide optional high speed measurements with minimal impact on memory and precision and no impact on drift compared to high precision operation.

Measuring the same water samples on two consecutive days using the Picarro L1102-i, without calibration, yields highly consistent data.

A test spanning ca. 1200 separate injections over several days indicates no performance changes or other effects due to salt build-up.

A fast screening method distinguishes between oils derived from different plant species and can be used to test for product adulteration.

This document explains how users can easily apply their own calibration adjustments, specifically to Picarro water isotope analyzers.

The simplicity of integrating Picarro analyzers into field measurement sites has enabled their deployment worldwide for GHG analysis.

This document explains how users can easily apply their own calibration adjustments to Picarro gas and isotope analyzers.

WS-CRDS provides simple δ13C measurements of DIC, enabling the source type of these compounds to be determined.

A quick screening method of using stable isotopes to distinguish the true origin and/or composition of natural food and beverage products

Examples of Picarro analyzers used in tall-tower measurements of greenhouse gases.

Examples of Picarro analyzers used for ultra-sensitive ammonia measurements in the semiconductor industry.