New application: engine emissions quantification using PTR-TOFMS
IONICON PTR-MS is known for being an analytical technique to quantify hydrocarbons and VOCs with high sensitivity and in real-time. The capability to monitor emissions in real-time is particularly useful for recording the fast changing conditions in the combustion process and to assess the impact of control technologies.
Especially the initial cold start phase in cars, which is responsible for a large fraction of emitted compounds, as well as hard acceleration phases, require a real-time analysis. Looking at the exhaust composition allows investigating which processes and parameters are responsible for those emissions.