Measuring soil carbon fluxes in a remote North American temperate mountain ecosystem

At Picarro, we often write about our products and applications. But we much prefer to read how our customers are using them in their research projects. Cole Brachmann, Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez, and David Hik with the Departments of Biological Sciences and Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, have taken time to pen a description of their summer soil flux study. Thanks to all three for sharing their experience.

October 5, 2017

Picarro Introduces an Oxygen Gas Concentration and Isotope Analyzer

We've just introduced the Picarro G2207-i gas concentration and isotope analyzer for atmospheric applications including oxygen monitoring to identify the biogeochemical process involved in the carbon cycle. The analyzer combines high precision and low drift O2 concentration measurement with δ18O analysis in ambient air.

October 3, 2017

Introducing the Picarro PI2114 Hydrogen Peroxide Analyzer

We've just introduced the new Picarro PI2114 hydrogen peroxide gas concentration analyzer for GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing. You can learn more about it and download a data sheet at Here's a short description about the applications it addresses and the benefits and advantages of using it.

September 18, 2017

Guarantee the Purity of Organic Coconut Water with a Picarro CM-CRDS System

The production, sale, and distribution of coconut water is a multibillion-dollar global industry. Given the increase in preference and consumption of pure ‘organic' coconut water, producers are challenged to ensure product purity and maintain customer confidence. This demands an absolute method for producers to distinguish between ‘pure' coconut water, without added sugar, and ‘adulterated' water, with added sugar. The Picarro Combustion Module Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CM-CRDS) System is a low-cost, easy-to-use, accurate, and precise solution to identify the addition of C4 sugars (adulteration), based on the carbon isotopic (δ13C) composition of coconut water.

June 29, 2017

The Picarro GasScouter™ Mobile Analyzer goes to the ends of the Earth

We introduced the Picarro GasScouter™ mobile gas concentration analyzer to make it easier for scientists to perform high-precision measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in the world’s most challenging, remote environments. And scientists at the University of Copenhagen are seizing the opportunity to use the new-generation, light-weight, portable, battery-powered cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) gas concentration analyzer at both ends of the Earth.

May 18, 2017

Picarro technology helps PG&E survey 5200 gas lines in Yolo County

Picarro's partnership with PG&E continues to make headlines. Using Picarro technology, PG&E is able to perform a precision survey and maintenance operation on 5200 gas lines in Yolo county that would normally take four months in only two weeks. Article: Gas leak survey set this week in Davis (The Davis Enterprise, 1/4/16)

January 10, 2017