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Innovative Instrument for the Field Continuous Monitoring of Dissolved Gases in Environmental Studies

Abstract : Dissolved gases are particularly relevant tools for the investigation of environmental processes. Indeed, their solubility being a function of the variables of physical state of the medium (temperature, pressure, salinity), the dissolved noble gases are for instance good indicators of equilibrium conditions with the atmosphere and mixing of water bodies. Dissolved gases can also inform the biogeochemical functioning of natural systems by providing information on major processes such as photosynthesis, respiration or denitrification. Classical methods relying on the sampling, the storage and the ex situ analysis of water samples for the measurement of dissolved gases suffer from the difficulty of taking sufficiently frequent and representative samples as well as the analyte preservation. High-frequency in situ measurement of dissolved gases is therefore the most relevant for the study of environmental processes. The use of Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer (MIMS) technology provides access to high frequency measurements of a large set of dissolved gases in the field (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, N2, O2, CO2, CH4, N2O, H2) which offers a real opportunity for environmental studies.
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Eliot Chatton, Labasque Thierry, Aurélie Guillou, Floury Paul, Aquilina Luc, et al.. Innovative Instrument for the Field Continuous Monitoring of Dissolved Gases in Environmental Studies. Instrumentation, Mesure, Métrologie, 2021, 20 (4), pp.215-221. ⟨10.18280/i2m.200406⟩. ⟨insu-03363661⟩



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