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Main Title Validation of a method for estimating pollution emission rates using open-path FTIR spectroscopy and modeling techniques /
Author Piccot, Stephen D. ; Piccot, S. D. ; Kirchgessner, D. A. ; Masemore, S. S. ; Herget, W. F. ; Ringler, E.
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Author Title of a Work
Kirchgessner, David A.
Masemore, Sushma S.
Herget, William F.
Ringler, Eric.
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Durham, NC. Environmental Studies Div. ;Nicolet Instrument Corp., Madison, WI.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/236; EPA-68-D2-0062
Stock Number PB94-112984
OCLC Number 727370645
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement. ; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
Additional Subjects Emission factors ; Air pollution sampling ; Mathematical models ; Study estimates ; Fourier transformation spectrometers ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Concentration(Composition) ; Stationary sources ; Plumes ; Performance evaluation ; Comparison ; Field tests ;
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ESAD  EPA 600-A-93-236 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/01/2011
NTIS  PB94-112984 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/27/1994
Collation [i],18 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The paper describes a methodology developed to estimate emissions factors for a variety of different area sources in a rapid, accurate, and cost effective manner. The methodology involves using an open-path Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer to measure concentrations of hydrocarbon and other compounds in plumes emanating from area sources. Meteorological measurements are also collected and used in conjunction with an appropriate plume dispersion model to relate measured plume and background concentrations to an emission rate for the source. This study was conducted to validate the performance of the measurements methodology, and to support the development of information needed to conduct more effective and accurate measurements. This study shows that the methodology can estimate emissions from an area source with an accuracy of at least + or - 25-30%.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 18). "EPA/600/A-93/236"--p.1. "PB94-112984." Caption title. "AERL project officer is David A. Kirchgessner"--p. [i].
Contents Notes
The paper describes a methodology developed to estimate emissions factors fro a variety of different area sources in a rapid, accurate, and cost effective manner. The methodology involves using an open-path Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer to measure concentrations of hydrocarbon and other compounds in plumes emanating from area sources. Meteorological measurements are also collected and used in conjunction with an appropriate plume dispersion model to relate measured plume and background concentrations to an emission rate for the source. This study was conducted to validate the performance of the measurements methodology, and to support the development of information needed to conduct more effective and accurate measurements. This study shows that the methodology can estimate emissions from an area source with an accuracy of at least +/- 25-30%.