Petrochemicals are chemicals originating from natural gas or petroleum. These chemicals are used for a wide variety of applications and are a significant source of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) impact. For example, the GHG methane (CH4) is a primary component of natural gas. Natural gas is used in the production processes of petrochemicals such as ethylene, a fruit ripening agent and plastic component, as well as ammonia (NH3), used primarily in fertilizers. The GHG carbon dioxide (CO2) is a byproduct of petrochemical manufacturing and a significant source of climate change. Monitoring activities may help to identify gas sources, ensure safety, or confirm compliance.


Product Model Measurements

G2106 Gas Concentration Analyzer

Detect and measure ethylene in fruit and flower ripening, natural gas production, or use ethylene production as a proxy for N2 fixation.


G2131-i Isotope and Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G2131-i isotope and gas concentration analyer precisely, simultaneously, and continuously measures δ13C in carbon dioxide (CO2) and CO2 and CH4 gas concentration for a range of applications from atmospheric and ocean science research to food and beverage origin and authenticity.


G2132-i Isotope Analyzer

The Picarro G2132-i isotope analyzer precisely and continuously measures δ13C in methane (CH4) to help identify the origin of CH4 emissions from biogenesis or anthropogenesis sources.


G2201-i Isotopic Analyzer

The Picarro G2201-i isotope analyzer precisely and continuously measures δ13C in carbon dioxide (CO2) and in methane (CH4) to help understand the biological and geological mechanisms that produce and consume CO2.


G2210-i Isotope Analyzer

The Picarro G2210-i isotope analyzer precisely, simultaneously, and continuously measures δ13C in methane (CH4) and the ethane (C2H6) to methane (CH4) ratio for real-time source attribution and quantification of methane emissions.


L2130-i Isotope and Gas Concentration Analyzer

High-precision triple oxygen isotope research in water is finally simple and affordable.



Product Model Measurements

Combustion Module

The Combustion Module, designed for Picarro by Costech (a leader in combustion systems), combusts solid samples as small as 250mg C to release CO2 gas. The Combustion Module is connected to a Picarro isotopic analyzer via the Picarro Caddy (A2100) or the Picarro Liaison™ Universal Interface (A0301) for high-precision carbon isotope (13C) measurements from carbon dioxide.

AutoMate Prep Device

When a Picarro δ13C-CO2 analyzer is coupled with an Automate FX sample preparation device, the system provides δ13C measurements of the dissolved inorganic carbon in water samples or δ13C in solid carbonate samples. The AutoMate Prep Device adds phosphoric acid to the samples to liberate CO2, which flows to the Picarro for δ13C-CO2 analysis.

16-Port Distribution Manifold

The Picarro 16-Port Distribution Manifold provides unparalleled multiport sample-data collection.


Small Sample Introduction Module 2

High-precision δ13C measurements of small volume CO2 and CH4 gas samples.