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OP-FTIR monitoring for ammonia emissions in the San Joaquin Valley
Author(s): Judith O. Zwicker; Eric Ringler; Timothy Waldron; Dana Coe
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Paper Abstract

In February 1997, a pilot study was set up to evaluate the use of open-path Fourier Transform Infrared (OP-FTIR) technology for the determination of emission factors for ammonia at a dairy farm, alfalfa field, and waste water treatment plant in the San Joaquin Valley. In addition to the OP-FTIR monitoring, point sampling using active and passive denuder samplers and meteorological monitoring were also carried out. Limited tracer releases were made at the dairy farm and waste water treatment plant to assist in determining emission rates. This paper describes the OP-FTIR monitoring, tracer releases, meteorological monitoring and the resulting data with the implications for the determination of emission factors and improvements for future studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3534, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies, (10 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.338994
Show Author Affiliations
Judith O. Zwicker, Remote Sensing Air, Inc. (United States)
Eric Ringler, Polaris Cartography (United States)
Timothy Waldron, MetAssociates, Inc. (United States)
Dana Coe, Sonoma Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3534:
Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert L. Spellicy, Editor(s)

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