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Monitoring of SO2 emissions from industry by passive DOAS
Author(s): Ang Li; Cheng Liu; Pinhua Xie; Jianguo Liu; Min Qin; Ke Dou; Wu Fang; Wenqing Liu
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Paper Abstract

Sulfur dioxide is a highly toxic air contaminant that harms human health and damages the environment. It is easily converted to sulfuric acid which is the major component in acid rain and to sulfate particles. Coal-burning power plants are the main sources of SO2 pollution. It is necessary to evaluate the emissions from industry for emission reduction strategies. Passive DOAS method has been successfully applied in volcanic plume and atmosphere monitoring because of its advantage of relative simple system with no light source. Here we report the measurement of SO2 total flux from a chimney in plant area in Hefei city (China) with a compact passive DOAS system. The system consists of a small telescope pointing zenith direction and a fibre-coupled OceanOptics USB2000 spectrometer. In the measurement the system was mounted on a mobile platform moving under the plume approximately perpendicular to the plume transport direction and the spectra of the zenith direction were recorded. By combining the integrated gas concentration over the plume cross section with wind velocity data SO2 flux was estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5832, Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies, (12 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619651
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Ang Li, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Cheng Liu, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Pinhua Xie, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Jianguo Liu, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Min Qin, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Ke Dou, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Wu Fang, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)
Wenqing Liu, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5832:
Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies
Daren Lu; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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