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Main Title Feasibility study for the development of a multifunctional emission detector for CO, NO, and SO2 : final report
Author Snyder, Arthur D. ; Snyde, Arthur D. ; Woote, George W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wooten, George W.
CORP Author Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, Ohio. Dayton Lab.
Publisher Monsanto Research Corp. [distributed by Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information],
Year Published 1969
Report Number CPA 22-69-8; PB188103
Stock Number PB-188103
OCLC Number 11265296
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement. ; Carbon monoxide. ; Nitrogen dioxide. ; Sulfur dioxide. ; Sulphur dioxide
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Gas detectors) ; ( Carbon monoxide ; Gas detectors) ; ( Chemiluminescence ; Gas detectors) ; Feasibility studies ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur compounds ; Oxygen ; Monitors ; Design ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxide(NO) ; Nitrogen dioxide
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TD890 .S63 1969 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/29/2015
NTIS  PB-188 103 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2020
Collation 56 p. ill. 28 cm.
The feasibility of multifunctional detection of NO, CO, and SO2 in ambient air, based on the chemiluminescent reaction of these pollutants with atomic oxygen, was studied in a laboratory prototype detection system. Using this approach, concentrations as low as 5 ppb NO have been detected, and laboratory evidence predicts detection capabilities for SO2 to be below 1 ppb. The CO-O reaction produced insufficient glow for adequate detection below approximately 100 ppm. A linear relationship was established between glow intensity and pollutant concentration in all cases. Nitrogen dioxide interfered with NO detection but no other serious interference problem was observed. Here, the responses of NO2 and NO were identical, and the chemiluminescent reaction with atomic oxygen provides a sensitive means for detecting both NO and NO2 in ppb concentrations. In both the NOx-O and the SO2-O reactions, the present detection limit characteristics of the laboratory apparatus can be significantly enhanced by further optimization of the system. (Author)
"19 October 1969. Contract no. CPA 22-69-8. "Robert K. Stevens, project officer." Includes bibliographical references.