Science Inventory

MEASUREMENT OF FUGITIVE EMISSIONS AT REGION I LANDFILL

Citation:

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.

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Description:

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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MEASUREMENT OF FUGITIVE EMISSIONS AT REGION I LANDFILL

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Project Summary

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 01/14/2004
Record Last Revised: 08/07/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 76631

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH