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Learn how SCHB assists innovators and entrepreneurs in the chemistry enterprise

ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM NAME: Entrepreneurs' Poster SessionABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM AREA NAME: SCHBCONTROL ID: 2861977PRESENTATION TYPE: Poster Only : Consider for Sci-MixTITLE: Learn how SCHB assists innovators and entrepreneurs in the chemistry enterpriseAUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Peter C. Lauro1, Mukund Chorghade1, Abhishek Kantak1, David J. Deutsch1, Joseph E. Sabol1, Jennifer L. Maclachlan1, Carlyn A. Burton1, Erika L. Oltermann1, Janet L. Bryant1,Thomas Siepmann1, George W. Ruger1, Pete J. Bonk1, Rajeev Chorghade1, Niteen A. Vaidya1, Anis Rahman1INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. SCHB, Boston, MA, United States. ABSTRACT BODY: 
The ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses (SCHB) has objectives “To aid in the formation, development, and growth of small chemical businesses.” SCHB helps chemists working in small enterprises, including self-employed, with the legal, social, educational, legislative, regulatory, and economic aspects of their professional status. SCHB serves as a…

Analysis of Greenhouse Gases in Ambient Air by GC/FUV accepted for presentation at #Pittcon

On January 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting greenhouse gas data under a new reporting system. Nitrous oxide (N2O) Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and are considered the main greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere. These gases absorb strongly in the infrared trapping heat in the atmosphere and affecting the temperature on the Earth. These gases have been measured using expensive long path infrared analyzers or complex gas chromatography using as many as three detectors and three valves. We developed a far UV absorbance detector (FUV 1) that we will apply to analysis of all three gases. It will just require a concentrator to detect ppb levels of these gases. The FUV detector recently has been improved so that it can detect low ppm levels of these compounds. We had developed a concentrator for N2O that could also be used for CO2 and plan some additional changes to the FUV to improve its s…