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Main Title Development of Sampling and Analytical Methods for the Measurement of Nitrous Oxide from Fossil Fuel Combustion Sources.
Author Ryan, J. V. ; Karns, S. A. ;
CORP Author Acurex Environmental Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher May 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-DO-0141; EPA/600/R-93/088;
Stock Number PB93-194330
Additional Subjects Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection ; Nitrogen oxide(N2O) ; Combustion products ; Gas chromatography ; Automatic control ; Fossil fuels ; Concentration(Composition) ; Gas analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Laboratory equipment ; Experimental design ;
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NTIS  PB93-194330 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 146p
The report documents the technical approach and results achieved while developing a grab sampling method and an automated, on-line gas chromatography method suitable to characterize nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from fossil fuel combustion sources. The two methods developed have been documented in the form of U.S. EPA/AEERL Recommended Operating Procedures. The combustion of fossil fuels is suspected to contribute to measured increases in ambient concentrations of N2O. Accurate and reliable measurement techniques would help to assess the relative contribution of fossil fuel combustion N2O emissions to the increase in ambient concentrations. The characterization of N2O emissions from fossil fuel combustion sources has been hindered by the lack of suitable and acceptable grab sampling and on-line monitoring methodologies. On-line monitoring techniques are limited and, of those available, instrument costs are often prohibitive, detection levels are often insufficient, and the techniques are often susceptible to interferences present in combustion process effluents.