Acoem’s respected reputation in the research sector
After speaking with the expert team at ETS, KNMI decided to undertake its own research and found a scientific paper detailing the role that Serinus™ 60 had played in a ground-breaking maritime air quality and climate change project in the Arabian Basin (AQABA) in 2017.
The AQABA project assembled a dedicated international team to conduct critical research into the effects of air pollution in the region. Drones were deployed from the research vessel to collect data on the vertical structure of the lower troposphere, simultaneously characterising photochemical and aerosol processes.
KNMI reached out to the author of the paper to gauge their opinion on the Serinus™ 60 and Acoem as a company.
Current European Union (EU) standards for reference quality NO2 monitoring are based on older chemiluminescence technology (like that used by Acoem Serinus™ 40)
The EU has yet to adopt new regulations that factor in newer technology like Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift (CAPS) spectroscopy, the basis of the Serinus™ 60. CAPS technology allows direct measurement of NO2, rather than an indirect calculation from a chemiluminescence analyser.
The Serinus™ 60 has yet to gain EU accreditation, however KNMI recognised that it was in fact the best instrument to meet its needs.
Learn more about the Serinus™ 60 Direct Nitrogen Dioxide Analyser