SuperCO2 System
Super CO2 1a
  • The Shipboard Underway pCO2 Environmental Recorder (SUPER-CO2) is designed for automated shipboard analysis of seawater and atmospheric CO 2
  • Rapidly analyzes changing CO2 levels in samples as often as every 2 seconds
  • Built around a NDIR (non-dispersive infrared) gas analyzer (LI-COR 840A CO2/H2O)
  • Can use either a showerhead equilibrator or a membrane contactor to equilibrate a gas stream to the liquid sample stream
  • Uses a Windows based tablet for control, real time display and data collection
  • Once running the unit requires minimal oversight
  • For long term accuracy the system periodically runs 3-4 standard gases (user supplied) to calibrate the NDIR system
  • Samples ambient atmospheric CO2 periodically
  • Can support a Seabird thermosalinograph and other analog output sensors by special order