Importance of Photosynthesis Analysis

Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water.
Why photosynthesis analysis is so important?
  • Scientists and food/biomass producers are interested in enhancing photosynthesis to increase crop yields directly or indirectly through genetics in animal husbandry.
  • Artificial lighting is used in part or entirely in indoor and greenhouse farming. As a result, enhancing photosynthesis through the development of appropriate technologies is a key focus of research &cultivation.
  • The photosynthetic rate of algae and bacteria utilised to generate electricity and other important bio-products is of interest to researchers.
  • Photosynthesis is measured in ecological research to improve ecosystem health and monitor the effects of climate change.


Measuring photosynthesis is required in all situations, whether in the lab or in the field.
CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System


PP System's CIRAS-3 Portable Photosynthesis System offers fully-automatic, complete and independent control of CO2, H2O temperature and light for response curves (i.e. fast A/Ci curves, light response, etc.). Control of all environmental parameters can be dynamic or preprogrammed. It's temperature stability and control is the most reliable in the industry. 


Innovative Auto-Zero function allows fast warm-up, adaptation to changing ambient conditions and excellent stability. CIRAS-3 is a “true differential analyzer” featuring 4 independent, non-dispersive gas analyzers for accurate, simultaneous measurement and control of both CO2 and H2O.  This is a significant advantage over “gas switching” systems and a major requirement for most researchers.


CIRAS-4 Portable Photosynthesis System CIRAS-4 Portable Photosynthesis System


Introducing the new CIRAS-4 Portable Photosynthesis System, a 4th generation system that continues to elevate the research experience. 


All new PLC4 Leaf Cuvettes!
  • Head plates secured with magnets - no tools needed!
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Airtight seal without damage to vegetation
  • Fastest response to CO2 and H2O changes
  • Optional LED Light Unit (RGBW-FR)
  • Minimal boundary layer resistance

PLC4 Leaf Cuvettes


Contact us today to find out more about CIRAS-4 Portable Photosynthesis System!