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Characterization of Air Emissions from Open Burning of Propellant with an Unmanned Aerial Systems
Aurell, J., B. Gullett, Bill Mitchell, V. Chirayath, J. Jonsson, AND K. Clift. Characterization of Air Emissions from Open Burning of Propellant with an Unmanned Aerial Systems. SERDP-ESTCP Symposium, DC, DC, November 28 - 30, 2017.
An Unmanned Aerial System or ‘drone” was used to sample emissions from open burning (OB) demilitarization operations at two Army ammunition plants. These are the first characterizations of OB emissions using an aerial drone. The sampling package (termed “Kolibri”) is the most comprehensive system of drone-based emission samplers existing. The UAS/Kolibri system successfully sampled 57 plumes over 22 days for a comprehensive array of pollutants.
This poster describes the application of novel unmanned aerial systems and ORD-developed sensor/samplers for the characterization of open plume emissions.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
AIR AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT DIVISION