Due to its high toxicity, monitoring of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentration is essential in many industrial sites (such as natural gas extraction sites, petroleum refineries, geothermal power plants, or waste water treatment facilities), which require sub-parts-per-million sensitivities. We report on a quantum cascade laserbased spectroscopic system for detection of H2S in the midinfrared at ~7.2 μm. We present a sensor design utilizing Herriott multipass cell and a wavelength modulation spectroscopy to achieve a detection limit of 140 parts per billion for 1-s integration time.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Hydrogen sulfide
- Laser spectroscopy
- Molecular spectroscopy
- Quantum cascade laser
- Wavelength modulation spectroscopy