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Monitoring the atmospheric levels of H2S caused by sulphatoreduction phenomena produced in the Besos River (Catalonia, Spain) and efficiency of the correcting measures adopted
Author(s): O. Puig; Guillem Massagu; M. Soler; A. Ginebreda; L. Tirapu; J. Grimalt; I. Sola; L. Comellas; E. Mangas; A. Serrano
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Paper Abstract

On the late nineties, recurrent episodes of odor nuisance were produced on the Besos river basic with special incidence on the nearby city of Montecada i Reixac, particularly during the dry summer season. In order to gain more information about the phenomenon, an appropriate H2S emission survey program was designed, by means of two monitorization stations, one fixed and another mobile, equipped with continuous real-time analyzers. The H2S was analyzed by previous oxidation to SO2, followed by molecular fluorescence determination of this compound. During the 1994 summer period the measured levels of H2S concentration, meteorologic conditions and occurrence of odor episodes was evident.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3493, Spectroscopic Atmospheric Environmental Monitoring Techniques, (15 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332653
Show Author Affiliations
O. Puig, Generalitat de Catalunya (France)
Guillem Massagu, Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain)
M. Soler, Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain)
A. Ginebreda, Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain)
L. Tirapu, Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain)
J. Grimalt, Univ. of Girona (Spain)
I. Sola, Univ. of Girona (Spain)
L. Comellas, Univ. Ramon Llull (Spain)
E. Mangas, Univ. Ramon Llull (Spain)
A. Serrano, Univ. Ramon Llull (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3493:
Spectroscopic Atmospheric Environmental Monitoring Techniques
Klaus Schaefer, Editor(s)

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