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Multicomponent analysis using established techniques
Author(s): Heimo Breton
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Paper Abstract

Recently, considerable effort has been expended in order to discern multiple effluent constituents in stack gases with simplified analytical equipment. This quest has been driven by the sometimes painful experience of using a wide assortment of individual gas analyzers to measure the several common stack gases. The complexity of such analyzer systems, each with their own sources, detectors, and sampling components have fueled the quest for a new analysis technique that employs multi-component capability. To-date several innovative techniques have been tested, such as Photo-Acoustic and FTIR as well as others, but up to now none have achieved success equal to their promise. On the other hand, it has been shown that well proven, established techniques in IR spectroscopy can be used for most common stack gas measurements, and at the same time eliminate the complexity and reliability problems experienced with systems employing multiple individual gas analyzers. This paper explores the evolution of multi-component IR photometers and their application at a wide variety of sources for commonly measured effluent gases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1993
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1717, Industrial, Municipal, and Medical Waste Incineration Diagnostics and Control, (10 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140293
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Heimo Breton, Bodenseewerk Perkin-Elmer GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1717:
Industrial, Municipal, and Medical Waste Incineration Diagnostics and Control
Joseph J. Santoleri, Editor(s)

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