Spectronus™ Co-creator, Professor David Griffith and APM Engineering exhibited together at GGMT 2019

30 Sep 2019

Professor David Griffith and APM Engineering Co. Ltd, Acoem’s exclusive distributor of gas and aerosol solutions in Korea, exhibited at the Meeting on Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases & Related Measurement Techniques (GGMT 2019).

Global distribution partnerships

APM Engineering specialises in air quality monitoring and analysis and has been the exclusive Acoem gas and aerosol solutions distribution partner in the Korean market since 2016.  In addition to championing the Acoem range of Serinus gas analysers and Aurora™ nephelometers, APM Engineering also distributes the Acoem SpectronusTM in Korea.

The SpectronusTM is the only trace gas analyser with the ability to make real-time, high precision measurements of multiple gases and isotopes simultaneously, within the single instrument. It accurately detects and quantifies nitrous oxide (N2O); methane (CH4); carbon monoxide (CO); carbon dioxide (CO2); delta carbon 13 isotope (δ13C) and delta oxygen 18 isotope (δ18O).

Prof. David Griffith, who developed the SpectronusTM in conjunction with colleagues at the University of Wollongong in Australia, joined APM Engineering at its GGMT 2019 exhibition stand between conference sessions. Prof. Griffith is the most experienced SpectronusTM user in the world, and can provide expert insight into the multi-species analyser and its recently acquired Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) approval as a compliant and highly precise technique for measuring greenhouse gases.

Spectronus™ – ICOS network approved as an ICOS compliant greenhouse gas analyser

“The Acoem SpectronusTM is now one of only two technologies approved by ICOS for measuring greenhouse gases in its more than 130 greenhouse gas measuring stations across Europe,” said Prof. Griffith.

“The ICOS network and other research agencies around the world can now benefit from the Spectronus’ ease of measurement using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy for a variety of applications including tall tower, N2O soil flux and continuous, long-term, unattended stations.”

The next generation Spectronus™

Acoem and Prof. Griffith are currently working on the 2020 release of the new Rack Mount SpectronusTM which has been designed to fit comfortably within a standard 19-inch instrument rack.  The new, more compact version will have the same precise internal instrumentation as the current model and use less power without compromising measurement accuracy.

Highlighting Spectronus™ research projects

Prof. Griffith is participating in two panel discussion sessions as part of the GGMT 2019 program: Emerging Observation Techniques including Low-cost Sensors, Remote Sensing and Integration of Observations and Remote Sensing, Ship Measurement and New and Emerging Techniques.

He has also co-authored two papers that will be presented as poster sessions at the conference, Five years of δ13C (CO2) measurements from an in situ Fourier transform infrared trace gas and isotope analyser at Lauder, New Zealand by Dan Smale, Rowena Moss and Gordon Brailsford, and Trace gas measurements at the U.S. Southern Great Plains DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Facility using an in situ FTIR: lesson learned after a 6-year deployment by Sebastien Biraud, Ken Reich and Andrew Moyes.


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