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|Main Title||Fourier transform spectroscopy as a continuous monitoring method : a survey of applications and prospects /|
|Author||Plummer, Grant. ; Logan, T. J. ; Rollins, R.|
|CORP Author||Entropy Environmentalists, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/D-90/033; EPA-68-02-4442|
|Subjects||Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement. ; Gases--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Environmental monitoring--United States. ; Air--Pollution--Measurement.|
|Additional Subjects||Infrared spectrometers ; Emission spectroscopy ; Fourier transformation ; Monitors ; Field tests ; Exhaust detection ; Performance evaluation ; Graphs(Charts) ; Exhaust gases ; Experimental data ; Methodology ; Accuracy|
|Collation||19 pages ; 28 cm|
Several field tests of a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer have been conducted. The results indicate that effective use of this type of instrument in the field of continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) is possible under the proper conditions, and within limits currently imposed by practical experience in the application. Certain tradeoffs are necessary, particularly those pertaining to the physical attributes of the spectroscopic system, the conditioning and content of the samples to be analyzed, and the level of sophistication of the necessarily computerized analysis techniques. Determinations of the proper tradeoffs and subsequent limitations have not yet been determined for all desirable CEM applications, but are the subject of continuing research in the private and public sectors.
"Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory." "Publication in AWWA Proceedings of the Speciality Conference on Continuous Emission Monitoring - Present and Future Applications, Chicago, IL, November 12-15, 1989." "EPA-600/D-90/033." "EPA contract no. 68-02-4442." Microfiche.