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Main Title Evaluation of a remote sensor for mobile source CO emissions /
Author Stedman, Donald H. ; Bishop, G. A. ; Pitchford, M. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Bishop, Gary A.
Pitchford, Marc.
CORP Author Denver Univ., CO. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/4-90/032; EPA-R-815778-01-0
Stock Number PB91-148320
Subjects Motor vehicles--Exhaust gas--Measurement--Remote sensing ; Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Remote sensing
Additional Subjects Air pollution monitors ; Remote sensing ; Carbon monoxide ; Mobile pollutant sources ; Exhaust emissions ; Concentration(Composition) ; Hydrocarbons ; Nitrogen oxides ; Ozone ; Computer systems performance ; Combustion efficiency ; Urban areas ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Tables(Data) ; Carbon dioxide ; Fuel Efficiency Automobile Test
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NTIS  PB91-148320 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Carbon monoxide (CO) emission measurements of thousands of vehicles per day are possible with a recently evaluated remote sensor (Fuel Efficiency Automobile Test) developed at the University of Denver. Funded by the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory - Las Vegas (EMSL-LV) Innovative Research Program, the evaluation has demonstrated the comparability of volume concentration measurements made by the method with traditional emission monitoring instrumentation. Measurements are made unobtrusively as vehicles pass through an infrared light beam directed across one traffic lane about 25 centimeters above the pavement. A video camera records the vehicle registration number of each vehicle as its CO emissions are measured so that characteristics of individual vehicles and vehicle fleet categories can be associated with each measurement. Determining appropriate applications and monitoring protocols for the technology is the second phase of the Innovative Research Project. Similar remote sensing technology for monitoring mobile hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emissions can be developed to address the urban ozone non-attainment problem.
"January 1991." "EPA/600/4-90/032." Microfiche.