Description of the Application.
The analysis of complex gas matrices represents a key research activity to investigate the fundamental absorption-relaxation properties in laser-based gas spectroscopy and develop solid regression approaches for the evaluation of unknown samples.
Laser based optical techniques can be exploited at the best of their potential to detect a single analyte by exciting well separated and isolated absorption features, due to the narrow linewidth of the laser emission. When a gas sample is composed of multiple molecules, the overlap of the absorption features strongly affects the analysis. Therefore, it is crucial to develop regression methods able to retrieve the concentration of each component with high accuracy and precision.
In order to address this issue, a proper sensor calibration must be carried out by generating a large number of samples characterized by different concentrations of the gas species expected. Starting from this set of samples, the sensor can be trained, tested and validated. For the photoacoustic techniques in particular, beside the spectroscopic complexity of the absorptions, the effect of the gas matrix variation on the signal processing must be also evaluated.
In fact, the variation of the gas matrix affects the radiation-to-sound conversion efficiency. All these circumstances make the use of a reliable Gas Mixer mandatory. In this context, the Gas Blender allows the user to dedicate different channels to different gas species and generate complex gas samples with a dilution precision compatible to the concentration accuracy level required by these investigations focused on the physics of absorption.
The Polytechnic University of Bari (Italian: Politecnico di Bari) is a university located in Bari, Italy. It was founded in 1990 and it is organized in 3 Faculties.
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