Instrument: Apollo SciTech AS-C3 Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) analyser

Instrument Short Name: Apollo SciTech AS-C3
Instrument Description:

A Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) analyser, for use in aquatic carbon dioxide parameter analysis of coastal waters, sediment pore-waters, and time-series incubation samples. The analyser consists of a solid state infrared CO2 detector, a mass-flow controller, and a digital pump for transferring accurate amounts of reagent and sample. The analyser uses an electronic cooling system to keep the reactor temperature below 3 degrees Celsius, and a Nagion dry tube to reduce the water vapour and keep the analyser drift-free and maintenance-free for longer. The analyser can handle sample volumes from 0.1 - 1.5 millilitres, however the best results are obtained from sample volumes between 0.5 - 1 millilitres. It takes approximately 3 minutes per analysis, and measurement precision is plus or minus 2 micromoles per kilogram or higher for surface seawater. It is designed for both land based and shipboard laboratory use.

PI supplied instrument name: Appolo SciTech AS-C3 DIC analyzer
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