ESSENTIAL for FT-MIDAC
This software was designed and developed in collaboration with NASA; its task is to check the FT MIDAC; It is dedicated to the analysis of gases and works through Microsoft WINDOWS ™ XP. Autoquant works in 32-bit multitasking and is simple to use thanks to the "point and click" method.
The program allows viewing in direct line of the infrared spectrum being acquired, the table of compounds to be analysed with calculated amount and relative error and the graphic trend during the period of the substances analysed.
The software allows for quantitative analysis, in-line or batch reprocessing of spectra obtained even with other instruments, including automatic or manual correction of pressure and temperature, and optional mass emission calculation.
The quantitative analysis is carried out based on the exclusive and innovative multivariate CLS algorithm calculation, developed exclusively by NASA for MIDAC. The algorithm allows for errors arising from the deviation of the response of analysts under Lambert-Beer's Law, to be corrected.
The type of construction of the "Piecewise linear correction" calibration curve allows for errors in calculation between low concentration and high concentration values, to be reduced to a minimum.
It is possible to IMPORT or ACQUIRE data from various analytical instruments for the preparation of calibration curves.
The open design program can be customised and gives the option of modifying existing algorithms and creating specialised Macro solutions through the C++ and Visual Basic language.
The library contains more than 2,500 spectra regarding more than 165 different gases. Of these, over 100 are included in the compounds of environmental prevention regulations drawn up by international bodies EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) and HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants).
There is also a vast collection of libraries and IR spectra (E.g. semiconductors, solvents, polymers, fluorochemical, organic, and inorganic compounds, and acids.
The instrument calibration can be carried out with real gas or via software using standards obtained under EPA's and HAPs regualtions with different concentrations and at different resolutions (0.5 / 1/2 cm-1).
The existing spectra can be used for the spectral research and converted into different formats for use with other data processing programs.