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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 957–960

Atmospheric CH4 and N2O measurements near Greater Houston area landfills using a QCL-based QEPAS sensor system during DISCOVER-AQ 2013

Mohammad Jahjah, Wenzhe Jiang, Nancy P. Sanchez, Wei Ren, Pietro Patimisco, Vincenzo Spagnolo, Scott C. Herndon, Robert J. Griffin, and Frank K. Tittel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 957-960 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000957


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Abstract

A quartz-enhanced photoacoustic absorption spectroscopy (QEPAS)-based gas sensor was developed for methane (CH4) and nitrous-oxide (N2O) detection. The QEPAS-based sensor was installed in a mobile laboratory operated by Aerodyne Research, Inc. to perform atmospheric CH4 and N2O detection around two urban waste-disposal sites located in the northeastern part of the Greater Houston area, during DISCOVER-AQ, a NASA Earth Venture during September 2013. A continuous wave, thermoelectrically cooled, 158 mW distributed feedback quantum cascade laser emitting at 7.83 μm was used as the excitation source in the QEPAS gas sensor system. Compared to typical ambient atmospheric mixing ratios of CH4 and N2O of 1.8 ppmv and 323 ppbv, respectively, significant increases in mixing ratios were observed when the mobile laboratory was circling two waste-disposal sites in Harris County and when waste disposal trucks were encountered.

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OCIS Codes
(280.1120) Remote sensing and sensors : Air pollution monitoring
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(300.6380) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, modulation
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2013
Published: February 11, 2014

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Citation
Mohammad Jahjah, Wenzhe Jiang, Nancy P. Sanchez, Wei Ren, Pietro Patimisco, Vincenzo Spagnolo, Scott C. Herndon, Robert J. Griffin, and Frank K. Tittel, "Atmospheric CH4 and N2O measurements near Greater Houston area landfills using a QCL-based QEPAS sensor system during DISCOVER-AQ 2013," Opt. Lett. 39, 957-960 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-957


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