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A Backpack-portable Mass Spectrometer for Measurement of Volatile Compounds in the Environment.

Harold Hemond
18 pp.
MITSG 91-04

This report describes the design and construction of a portable self-contained mass spectrometer. One field investigator can carry this instrument to otherwise inaccessible sites, allowing in-situ measurement of volatile pollutants and metabolic gases. The instrument is optimized for low weight and power consumption. A probe with a silicone-rubber membrane simplifies sampling, while an internal 12-volt battery pack supplies power. The instrument may be interfaced with a laptop microcomputer for immediate analysis.

type: Technical reports

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Parent Project

Project No.: 1987-RC-15
Title: Field Portable Probe for Measurement of Volatile Pollutants & Biogeochemicals in Coastal Environment

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