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An Advanced Flue Gas Monitor for SO2

EPA Contract Number: 68D50093
Title: An Advanced Flue Gas Monitor for SO2
Investigators: Kosek, John A.
Small Business: Giner Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1995 through March 1, 1996
Project Amount: $65,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1996)
Research Category: Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , SBIR - Monitoring


The development of an instrument for continuously monitoring SO2 levels in flue gas is proposed. The SO2 will be detected by means of an electrochemical sensor cell, which operates in a three-electrode potentiostatic mode. The proposed innovation is develop-ment of an advance sensor cell which uses a high-temperature solid polymer electrolyte as the sensor cell electrolyte. The objectives of the proposed program are:

  1. identification of potentiostatic method operating conditions for the detection of SO2,
  2. design and fabrication of a breadboard sensor, and
  3. performance testing of the breadboard sensor.

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, air emissions, engineering, chemistry., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, air toxics, Environmental Chemistry, Monitoring/Modeling, Analytical Chemistry, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, emission control strategies, environmental monitoring, monitoring, air pollutants, control, emission control technologies, continuous measurement, flue gas monitor, air pollution, ambient monitoring, compliance, Sox, Sulfur dioxide, ambient emissions, air sampling, chemical detection techniques, fugitive emissions, SO2, electrochemical sensor cell, electrochemical analysis, sulfer oxide, emissions contol engineering, air quality, atmospheric chemistry, Sulfur Oxides (SO2), sensor technology

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