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Main Title The use of a Fourier transform spectrometer as a remote sensing sensor at Superfund sites. /
Author Russwurm, G. M. ; Kagann, R. H. ; Simpson, O. A. ; McClenny., W. A.
CORP Author Northrop Services, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;MDA Scientific, Inc., Norcross, GA. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Publisher US Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-02-4444; EPA-68-DO-0106; EPA/600/D-91/115
Stock Number PB91-199844
Subjects Optics. ; Remote sensing. ; Fournier transform spectrometer.
Additional Subjects Air pollution detection ; Remote sensing ; Superfund ; Waste disposal ; Fourier transform spectrometers ; Site surveys ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Concentration(Composition) ; Quality assurance ; Northwest Region(Georgia)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-199844 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 15 pages ; 29 cm
A Fourier transform infrared remote sensor (FTIR-RS) was used to measure chemical emissions at the Shaver's Farm Superfund site in northwestern Georgia. The system was bistatic with a source/receiver at one end of a 250 m path and a retroreflector at the other end. The source/receiver was a Nicolet Model 730 FTIR system coupled to a telescope with the appropriate transfer optics. The average concentrations of target gases along the path are inferred by matching field spectra with reference spectra of precisely measured quantities of the target gases. Measurements indicated that benzonitrile and benzaldehyde concentrations at the site were lower than the FTIR-RS detection limits of 70 and 16 ppm-m, respectively. Background IR radiation was successfully eliminated by modulating the IR beam before it was transmitted along the path. Quality assurance measurements to establish the precision and accuracy of known gas burdens (ppm-m) were carried out using a 15-cm cell containing high concentrations of several gases.
"EPA 600/D-91/115." Microfiche.