Using Snoopy-Continuous Monitoring of Methane

Oral Presentation

Prepared by W. Lipps
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, 7102 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD, 21046, United States

Contact Information:; 410-910-0802


Methane is emitted by natural sources, human activity, and the raising of livestock. Methane accounts for about 10% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emission and is much more efficient at trapping radiation than CO2. The production, refinement, transportation, and storage of natural gas and pertroleum releases more methane than any other U.S. industry. Decomposition of organic matter in wetlands (naturally occuring) and in landfills also release tons of methane into the air. How do you sample this? How do you measure it once it's sampled? This presentation describes a transportable continuous methane monitor capable of real-time laboratory grade methane results.