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MEASUREMENT OF FUGITIVE EMISSIONS AT REGION I LANDFILL
Modrak, M., R. A. Hashmonay, AND R. Keagan. MEASUREMENT OF FUGITIVE EMISSIONS AT REGION I LANDFILL. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-04/001 (NTIS PB2004-103034), 2003.
This report discusses a new measurement technology for characterizing emissions from large area sources. This work was funded by EPA's Monitoring and Measurement for the 21st Century Initiative, or 21M2. The site selected for demonstrating this technology is a superfund landfill which is being evaluated for recreational use. Data on methane and air toxics were needed to help determine any increased risk to those using the site. Open-path Fourier transform infrared (OP-FTIR) spectrometers were used providing data on background emissions and surface emissions. The technology provides concentration mapping indicating the spatial variability and areas were additional control may be needed. Radial scans were conducted to identify any hot spots and vertical scans to determine the mass flux using a multiple-beam configuration. Optical remote sensing-radial plume mapping (ORS-RPM) provided concentration mapping of the site. These data will be used to make decisions about potential recreational use of this site.
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