Science Inventory

Characterization of Air Emissions from Open Burning of Propellant with an Unmanned Aerial Systems

Citation:

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.

Impact/Purpose:

This poster describes the application of novel unmanned aerial systems and ORD-developed sensor/samplers for the characterization of open plume emissions.

Description:

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.

URLs/Downloads:

SERDP POSTER UAV BG 11 17 17 POST TMR.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 680.849 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Product Published Date: 11/30/2017
Record Last Revised: 07/10/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 340071

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT DIVISION