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DX4000 FTIR Gas Analyser Helps Study Flue Gases at Savonia University

Nov 10 2020 Read 364 Times

In this article we introduce you to one of Gasmet’s long-term clients, the Savonia University of Applied Sciences who have a long experience in using Gasmet’s DX4000 FTIR gas analyser. Research Engineer Janne Ylönen shared his thoughts about the cooperation between Gasmet and Savonia and told us how they’ve used the device in a number of flue gas research projects.

Promising results: Goose Farm’s Reduced SO2 Levels with Calcium in Emissions

Ylönen’s laboratory utilises two FTIR gas analysers to study the effects of various bedding materials on emissions. They recently studied the effect of calcium on SO2 (sulfur dioxide) emissions as part of a thesis project. The research found out that adding Calcium to the fuel decreased the amount of sulphur dioxide in the emissions.

In this particular study Ylönen and the students used a somewhat unusual combustion material: the abattoir waste of a local goose farm.

“Our client is licensed to burn the animal waste from the farm, and we tested how adding calcium affects the flue gases. It was a very promising experiment and the results showed a significant change in the emissions. Several further experiments have followed our tests“, Ylönen illustrates.

Ylönen’s laboratory and research group also carry out sampling and measurements of carbon monoxide, NOx and sulphur for small combustion plants who want to improve the process control and usability of their plant.

“We’ve, for example, measured the effects of ammonia and urea sprayings on NOx reductions at combustion plants. Also, if a combustion plant needs help with their continuous measurements, we can help verify the results”, Ylönen explains.

DX4000 FTIR Gas Analyser Benefits and User Experience

As mentioned earlier, Savonia University and Gasmet have been cooperating with each other for years, and the university has used Gasmet’s FTIR devices for over a decade. According to Ylönen, they have been very content with their experience with the portable DX4000 FTIR gas analyser.

When Savonia University was considering to purchase a FTIR gas analyser, the number one criterion was easy usability and user-friendliness:

“The DX4000 is a great FTIR analyzer for research and teaching purposes. It’s very agile and easy to handle, which enables versatile tests. Thanks to the portability it can be moved from one place to another very quickly”, lists Ylönen when asked about the advantages of the device.

Ylönen recommends the DX4000 to anyone who is looking for a reliable device with an active support and expert advice service.

“Gasmet’s people are always very helpful whenever we need advice. It’s a pleasure to work with these guys”, Ylönen sums.

Read the full article on Gasmet’s website.

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