Sub-ppb Sensitivity in a Battery-powered Lunch-Box Size Instrument

Introducing the new MIRA Pico CO/N2O portable analyzer from Aeris Technologies, Inc. The Pico CO/N2O analyzer is a giant leap forward in gas sensing : sub-ppb sensitivity, CO measurement displaying an absolute accuracy at the ppb level without the need for temperature control, no calibration required, real time and autonomous operation, extreme linearity over multiple decades of concentration, portable, battery-powered, and at a fraction of the cost of analytical solutions displaying comparable performance.

In addition of sharing all the great features of the MIRA Pico platform, the Pico CO/N2O analyzer uses a unique and proprietary differential approach allowing to cancel out temperature-induced drifts in the reported CO concentration. The system uses a dual inlet valve switching continuously back and forth between the unaltered air sample and the CO-scrubbed sample. The result is an unprecedented analytical tool reporting carbon monoxide concentration at ppb-level accuracy in real time (1 measurement cycle per minute).

The Pico CO/N2O analyzer can be used for a wide variety of monitoring applications including:

  • Atmospheric Studies
  • Combustion Studies
  • Emission Monitoring
  • Indoor air quality monitoring
  • Automotive emissions

Key Features

  • Reporting of CO concentration with sub-ppb precision and ppb-level absolute accuracy every minute
  • High precision measurement of water vapor, reporting of CO and N2O in dry mole fraction without the need for drying or data corrections
  • Ultra-portable: 11.5” x 8” x 3.75”
  • Under 3 kg (6 lbs) with batteries
  • Ready to measure one minute after pressing the start button
  • Full absorption spectrum always visible
  • Ultra small 60 cc cell volume for instantaneous response and sharp signals when measuring transients
  • Autonomous and continuous operation
  • 1 Hz default reporting and data logging
  • 15 W power consumption (standard conditions)
  • On-board Li-ion batteries provide 6 hours of continuous use (standard conditions)
  • Linear response over a wide concentration range spanning multiple orders of magnitude (typically ppb to thousands of ppm)
  • On-board data storage allowing for years of operation before removing oldest data
  • User interface accessible from any WiFi-enabled device
  • Data logged in spreadsheet format accessible over WiFi network or USB drive
  • Data stream from analyzer via serial RS-232 cable or wireless UDP communication
  • Cellular modem for remote access where cell phone coverage is available