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NON-INTRUSIVE, FAST AND SENSITIVE AMMONIA DETECTION BY LASER PHOTOTHERMAL DEFLECTION

Abstract : A recently developed non-intrusive photothermal deflection (PTD) instrument allows sensitive, rapid and quantitative detection of local ammonia concentrations in the air. Ammonia is vibrationally excited by an infrared CO, laser in an intracavity configuration. A HeNe beam passing over the CO, laser beam (multipass arrangement) is deflected by the induced refractive index gradient. The detection limit for ammonia in ambient air is 0.5 ppbv with a spatial resolution of a few mm3. The time resolution is 0.1 s (single line) or 15 s (multi line). The system is fully automated and suited for non-stop measuring periods of at least one week. Results were compared to those obtained with a continuous-flow denuder (CFD).
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Hugo de Vries, F Harren, G Wyers, ? Otjes, ? Slanina, et al.. NON-INTRUSIVE, FAST AND SENSITIVE AMMONIA DETECTION BY LASER PHOTOTHERMAL DEFLECTION. Atmospheric Environment, Elsevier, 1995, 29, pp.1069 - 1074. ⟨10.1016/1352-2310(95)00066-8⟩. ⟨hal-02934581⟩

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