Custom-built four channel CATS GC used at background air and tower sites.
The HATS Division has designed and constructed
gas chromatographic systems used in the measurement of trace gases in the
upper and lower atmosphere, pollution studies, combustion work, and oceanic
studies. We also have produced many unique individual components (electrometers,
flow controllers, pressure controllers, etc.) for gas chromatographs (GCs).
Our particular expertise is high precision measurement requirements using
electron capture detectors (ECDs) or mass spectrometric detectors (MSDs)
with either packed column and capillary column gas chromatography. We are
interested in collaboration with organizations that conduct trace gas research
within our lab's mission.
Our clients have included the Canadian Department of Energy (DoE) , the Atmospheric Environment Service (AES) of Environment Canada, German Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. (KFA), US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Methyl Bromide Coalition, Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study (AFEAS), and Harvard University.
- Airborne GCs (see Airborne Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species homepage or ACATS)
- Calibration GCs (see Standards homepage)
- Oceanic GCs (see OAXTC homepage)
- Remote Ground-Based GCs (see in situ GC program)
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer Systems (see CAMP Program for HCFCs and HFCs homepage)