PEM Inc. Executes Memorandum of Understanding to Explore Commercial Manufacturing of the iRIS-III Portable 14CO2 Measurement Technology
The iRIS-III, now in the pre-commercial prototype stage, promises to succeed where other portable 14CO2 analyzers have not. The key features of the NIST analyzer are structural simplicity, low cost, and NIST-patented cavity enhanced absorption technology technique, a calibration-
Under the MoU, PEM will explore commercial production options for the analyzer with ABB. "ABB's world-class manufacturing capability, decade long tradition of developing novel cavity enhanced absorption methods (including cavity ring-down spectroscopy and Off-axis ICOS), and extensive commercial portfolio of laser-based analyzers make this a natural fit," says Doug Baer, ABB's Global Product Line Manager of Laser Analyzers.
Low cost and mobile measurement of atmospheric radiocarbon will advance the focus of PEM applications for carbon trading. "For the first time, measurement of atmospheric CO2 isotopologues for 12CO2, 13CO2 and 14CO2 can be combined on the benchtop in under an hour for research and commercial applications—
Thousands of radiocarbon or 14C measurements are made each year by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). AMS measurements are made in regional facilities and are expensive for fast turnaround (days to weeks). The AMS analysis consumes the gas sample and is not suited for real-time and high-volume sample studies. The commercial applications for the benchtop iRIS-III are diverse. Examples include the oil and gas industry, fossil fuel tracking, carbon capture and storage operations, archaeological radiocarbon dating, and medical diagnosis for the common ulcer, among others.
About PEM Inc.
Planetary Emissions Management Inc., Cambridge, MA, is a US small business dedicated to commercializing innovative greenhouse gas analyzers and standardized measurement-
ABB Measurement and Analytics
ABB's Measurement & Analytics business unit (www.abb.com/
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions:
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