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Application of FTIR spectroscopy to open-path measurements at industrial sites in Germany
Author(s): Torsten Lamp; Konradin Weber; Johannes Weidemann; Guenther van Haren
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Paper Abstract

Emissions of air pollutants from industrial sources are of major public concern in Germany. Remarkable efforts have been made to control and reduce there emissions. A strong reduction of these so-called classical air pollutants like e.g. SO2 out of channeled industrial sources could be recorded throughout the last years. However, at some industrial sites there are still several measurement problems that cannot always be solved appropriately by conventional measurement systems. For example, screening of fugitive emissions or sudden releases out of leakages is difficult to monitor correctly by conventional point sensors. In these cases the open-path FTIR method can show up with several advantages because of its measurement principle. In this paper, different open-path measurements at industrial sites are presented, including measurements of sudden releases of ammonia and measurements at and above an olefin production plant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2365, Optical Sensing for Environmental and Process Monitoring, (31 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210782
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Torsten Lamp, Fachhochschule Duesseldorf (Germany)
Konradin Weber, Fachhochschule Duesseldorf (Germany)
Johannes Weidemann, Fachhochschule Duesseldorf (Germany)
Guenther van Haren, Fachhochschule Duesseldorf (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2365:
Optical Sensing for Environmental and Process Monitoring
Orman A. Simpson, Editor(s)

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