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Mass-spectrometer-based continuous emissions monitoring system for acid-gas emissions and DRE demonstration
Author(s): Candace D. Bartman; Erin Connolly; Jim Renfroe; George Harlow
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Paper Abstract

The objective of the work presented here was to develop a technology for continuous measurement of stack gas emissions for compounds such as HCl, SO2, and NOx that was also capable of monitoring toxic hydrocarbons. The goal was to assure operators and local communities that the emission source is routinely operating in compliance with and well within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. A mass spectrometer-based continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) and its sample extraction system developed as a result of this work are described. Results of calibration drift, linearity, and accuracy tests for HCl, SO2, and NOx are presented. Results of CEMS tests are described that show the system has the performance capabilities necessary for a relatively inexpensive and frequent DRE demonstration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1717, Industrial, Municipal, and Medical Waste Incineration Diagnostics and Control, (10 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140302
Show Author Affiliations
Candace D. Bartman, Technical Consultant (United States)
Erin Connolly, Marine Shale Processors, Inc. (United States)
Jim Renfroe, Marine Shale Processors, Inc. (United States)
George Harlow, Marine Shale Processors, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1717:
Industrial, Municipal, and Medical Waste Incineration Diagnostics and Control

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