Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tethys In-Situ Mass Spectrometer




OER contributed to the development of the TETHYS in situ mass spectrometer. TETHYS is a small, self contained mass spectrometer capable of operation to 5000 meters depth. The TETHYS instrument can quantitatively identify a wide range of hydrocarbons at trace concentrations (minimum limits of detection typically 500 parts-per-trillion) in the subsurface environment. TETHYS has been successfully deployed on AUVs, ROVs, towfish, manned submersibles, and with divers for a variety of purposes, including deep ocean scientific exploration and mapping missions as well as commercial offshore oil and gas leak detection and cleanup.