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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Pace® FTIR Testing Services

Pace® is a leading provider of Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) testing services, offering a comprehensive solution for gas-phase analysis across various industries. By utilizing cutting-edge FTIR technology, we can simultaneously analyze multiple gaseous organic and inorganic compounds, providing onsite, real-time results, as a percentage or parts-per-billion by volume (PPBV), for greenhouse gases as well as halogenated organics including PFCs, freons, and solvents.

What Is FTIR?

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, often referred to as FTIR Analysis or FTIR Spectroscopy, provides instant gas-phase analysis for multiple compounds within room air, exhaust emissions, material off-gassing, and process operations. It is the preferred method for monitoring stack emission sources such as chemical manufacturing, ethanol production, wood products, electronics, and automobile industries. FTIR technology offers many advantages over other sample collection procedures including:

When To Use FTIR

FTIR is a cost-effective, reliable, and quick method for analyzing emissions. Here are some of the most common types of projects where FTIR may be applicable.

Stack Emissions

FTIR can identify and measure a wide variety of pollutants, including organic and inorganic gases, in stack emissions and ambient air. This data plays a significant role in helping Pace® customers make fast, informed decisions and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

Speciated Destruction/Reduction Efficiency

FTIR can efficiently analyze and quantify individual chemical species in complex gas mixtures, which is crucial in assessing the efficiency of reduction and destruction methods. For example, FTIR is employed in hazardous waste incinerators to determine the on-stream destruction removal efficiency of various contaminants.

Plant Corrosion Studies

FTIR can be used in plant corrosion studies to help identify corrosion-causing factors, predict future corrosion behavior, and determine suitable mitigation strategies.

Industrial Hygiene

Because results can be reported in real-time, FTIR is a valuable tool for assessing the chemical hazards present in a workplace and ensuring workers' exposure to hazardous materials is minimized.

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Your On-Site Ambient And Emissions Monitoring Partner

With decades of experience, Pace® applies innovative solutions to environmental challenges and routine methodologies to cost-effectively serve your emission monitoring needs.

Our complete range of stack emissions and ambient air testing services is designed to complement and support the efforts of facility environmental and process engineers, consultants, and government regulatory agencies. 

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