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Michal Heliasz

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Detection of Atmospheric Hydrogen Using ECD Detector Doped with N2O

Author

  • J.M. Necki
  • M. Heliasz
  • J. Rosiek
  • M. Pycia
  • K. Rozanski
  • L. Sliwka
  • J. Bartyzel

Summary, in English

Atmospheric concentrations of molecular hydrogen are commonly measured with the aid of commercial reduction gas analysers (RGA). An alternative technique of H2 detection has been proposed and tested. It is based on commercial automated gas chromatograph equipped with a μ-ECD detector doped with N2O. The main advantage of the presented method is its suitability for high-precision monitoring of atmospheric H2. Typical precision of single analysis, which was obtained in the tests of the system, is in the order of 1 nmol mol-1. This value is comparable to the precision offered by commercial RGA detectors. The μ-ECD detector investigated in this study revealed linear response in the range of H 2 concentrations encountered in atmospheric monitoring. The main disadvantage of the method is high sensitivity of the μ-ECD detector to the impurities in gases used in the analytical system.

Publishing year

2009

Language

English

Pages

705-716

Publication/Series

Chemia Analityczna

Volume

54

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Polskie Towarzystwo Chemiczne - Polish Chemical Society

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0009-2223