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FTIS remote sensing of smokestack and test flare emissions
Author(s): Rainer Haus; Klaus Schaefer; Joanna I.L. Hughes; Joerg Heland; Wilfried Bautzer
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Paper Abstract

New environmental control strategies and innovative and cost-effective measurement techniques are needed more and more because of increasing regulatory requirements for the limitation of greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions from industrial facilities. Fourier- transform-infrared-spectroscopy (FTIS) offers a great potential for remote sensing of plume emissions. A high-resolution K300 spectrometer together with a multicomponent analysis software was used inside a mobile environmental laboratory to quantify effluent concentrations in plumes of smoke stacks and flares. The software is based on radiative transfer line-by-line calculations and least-square fit procedures. Several measurement results are described applying the remote emission control FTIS technique. Estimates of the regional air pollution due to an ensemble of small building smoke stacks are given. Measurements are reported to quantify unburned methane from elevated flares.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2506, Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements, (20 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221052
Show Author Affiliations
Rainer Haus, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Atmosphaerische Umweltforschung (Germany)
Klaus Schaefer, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Atmosphaerische Umweltforschung (Germany)
Joanna I.L. Hughes, Shell Research Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Joerg Heland, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Atmosphaerische Umweltforschung (Germany)
Wilfried Bautzer, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Atmosphaerische Umweltforschung (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2506:
Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements
Peter Fabian; Volker Klein; Maurus Tacke; Konradin Weber; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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