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Main Title Innovative Sensing Techniques for Monitoring and Measuring Selected Dioxins, Furans, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Stack Gas.
Author Logan, T. J. ; Dayton, D. P. ; Draves, J. A. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-68-D1-0010; EPA/600/A-92/277;
Stock Number PB93-131704
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitoring ; Continuous sampling ; Optical measuring instruments ; Air pollution detection ; Flue gases ; Gas analysis ; Waste disposal ; Incinerators ; Municipal wastes ; Methodology ; Dioxins ; Furans ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Ultraviolet spectroscopy ; Fluorescence ; Concentration(Composition) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-131704 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/12/1993
Collation 17p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined the need to develop in-situ continuous or semi-continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) techniques for assessing dioxin, furan, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerators and other sources. The species have a potential public health risk because of their low associated exposure limits. The paper discusses 12 innovative optical sensing techniques, which were evaluated for application to continuous monitoring approaches. The ability of each of the techniques to function as a CEM system is discussed. Two techniques that appear to have the most potential for successful application are Ultraviolet (UV) Direct Measurement and Fluorescence Measurement. Vapor phase UV spectral data for selected dioxins, furans, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are being generated to determine limits of detection and assess applicability of the techniques.