G2132-i Isotope Analyzer
Measures δ13C for CH4
The Picarro G2132-i isotope analyzer precisely measures the ratio of stable isotopes 13C to 12C in methane (CH4). Methane is both a valuable source of energy and a greenhouse gas. By precisely measuring the ratio of 13C to 12C, the Picarro G2132-i analyzer enables scientists to determine the source of methane, whether it is fugitive emissions from a dairy farm, landfill, or hydraulic fracturing well, and to identify methane sources and sinks in wetlands.
- Isotopic measurements with superb precision and stability for critical methane source identification
- Direct measurement of CH4—no sample-drying or preparation required
- Less calibration, less maintenance, no consumables
- Equipped with ChemDetect™ to sense contaminants in the samples
δ13C isotopes in carbon dioxide are utilized differentially by photosynthesis. Therefore, δ13C isotopic signatures can be used directly as a source attribution for plants—such as place of origin and authenticity of plant-derived foods and beverages. δ13C isotopic signatures can also be used indirectly for analysis of the diets of plant-eating animals. This enables an understanding of animal eating patterns as well as the authenticity of food of animal origin. The G2132-ianalyzer can be paired with a variety of peripherals to extend and expand functionality.