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Main Title Evaluation of fugitive emissions using ground-based optical remote sensing technology [electronic resource] /
CORP Author ARCADIS Geraghty and Miller, Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/600/R-07/032
Stock Number PB2008-101559
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation ; Environmental policy
Additional Subjects Fugitive emissions ; Optical remote sensing ; Evaluation ; Spectroscopy ; Radial plume mapping ; Radial configuration ; Optimization algorithms ; Emission calculations ; Landfill gas emissions ; Measurement ; Radial plume mapping (RPM) ; Optical remote sensing (ORS)
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NTIS  PB2008-101559 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([111] p.) : ill., charts, digital, PDF file.
EPA has developed and evaluated a method for characterizing fugitive emissions from large area sources. The method, known as radial plume mapping (RPM), uses multiple-beam, scanning, optical remote sensing (ORS) instrumentation such as open-path Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet differential absorption spectroscopy, open-path tunable diode spectroscopy, and open-path tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy in unique radial configurations and optimization algorithms providing essential spatial data for emission calculations. The RPM method can be used for characterizing emissions from a wide range of area sources, including landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and agricultural operations. This report represents a three-year effort conducted to evaluate the feasibility of using ORS instrumentation to measure landfill gas emissions, which include methane, volatile organic compounds, and air toxics.
Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 5, 2010) "EPA/600/R-07/032." "February 2007." Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-76).