Conducting Local Emissions and Air Quality Monitoring With a Mobile Air Monitoring Lab

In January 2023, TOFWERK provided a mobile laboratory to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). In addition to this laboratory, TOFWERK has also constructed and deployed comparable fenceline monitoring laboratories worldwide, including in China and Europe.

Comprehensively measure a wide variety of VOCs and VICs in real time, simultaneously, from anywhere.

Comprehensively measure a wide variety of VOCs and VICs in real time, simultaneously, from anywhere. Image Credit: TOFWERK

The Vocus mass spectrometers excel in trace gas measurements, rendering them the ideal solution for a wide spectrum of air measurement needs. Due to its performance and compact size, Vocus is rapidly gaining prominence in mobile laboratory applications.

Features

  • Sturdy, sensitive, swift, mobile trace gas analysis covering VOCs and VICs
  • Independent power system for uninterrupted operation without relying on shore power
  • Incorporation of various sensors into a universal data flow
  • Comprehensive workspace for on-site activities, encompassing a cockpit, workstation, gas cylinder storage, tools, and cabinets

By using Vocus mobile air monitoring laboratories, regulators and researchers can ensure they possess adequate equipment for emissions monitoring campaigns.

Mobile lab cockpit for observing real time data stream infield.

Mobile lab cockpit for observing real time data stream infield. Image Credit: TOFWERK

Most traditional fenceline monitoring systems fall short when it comes to the speed, sensitivity, and range of compounds they are capable of measuring. However, with its rapid speed and heightened sensitivity, the Vocus can measure a broad array of VOCs and VICs.

The Vocus monitors known hazardous compounds in real-time while concurrently tracking thousands of other compounds, many of which are also hazardous. The software efficiently organizes data from multiple sensors into a unified visualization and data file.

Compound Coverage and Lab Specifications

Source: TOFWERK

. .
Select List of Monitored Compounds (Typical pptV LOD 1 minute) HCN
<20
Formic Acid
<20
A-pinene
<20
Tomuene
<20
Nitric Acid
<100
Xylene
<20
Cl2
<10
Br2
<10
Cino2
<10
Power (4) 400 AH lithium batteries. Three hours independent run time possible (minimum, including AC).
More than 10 hours independent run time without AC. No generator required.
(2) 3500 watt pure sine inverter/charger to provide 2 separate 120 V circuits
Additional 400 W total solar panels with circuit breaker.
Dedicated outlets for all instruments. Sufficient power beyond instruments and HVAC to provide 1800 W for inlet heaters, laptops, future additional analyzers, etc.
HVAC 13.5 BTU fan roof mounted air conditioner. Insulated walls with birch liner.
Racks Structural mounts for 2 Vocus mass spectrometers (shock-absorbing) and Picarro monitor.
2 working desks with electrical lift; overhead cabinet; gas cylinder.
Sampling of
Outside Air
Three anodized aluminum interior->exterior ports for sampling inlets, weather station, instrument exhaust.
Aluminum flat-bed roof system with ladder.
Teflon inlet with additional pumping, temperature regulation.
Integrated H2S
Data Stream
Picarro model G2204 combined CH4 and H2S analyzer with associated consumables and support relevant for mobile lab (LOD 3 ppb).
Met Data, GPS Gill MaxiMet GMX500.
Data processing and upload TOFWERK Tweb and Vocus Mobile software.
Training and Support Provided by technical staff from TOFWERK USA’s Boulder, Colorado facility (1 hour from CDPHE Aurora location).
2-year warranty Provided with scope specified by CDPHE.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by TOFWERK.

For more information on this source, please visit TOFWERK.

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