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Correlation between SO2 emissions rate and S contained in fuel used in a power plant, Noumea, New Caledonia
Author(s): Philipson Bani; Clive Oppenheimer; Vitchko Tsanev; Michel Lardy; Thierry Hoibian; Michel Allenbach; Isabelle Rouet
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Paper Abstract

SO2 emissions from fossil fuel power plants can have significant impacts on human health and ecosystems. Consequently, numerous techniques are in use to monitor these emissions, in order to comply with environmental legislations. Here we highlight the correlation between SO2 emissions rate and the S contained in fuel used in power plant. We obtained a maximum of 1.3 kg.s-1 of SO2 emissions rate and a minimum of 0.4 kg.s-1 corresponding respectively to 2.9 % and 1.2 % of S contained in fuel. Measurements also indicate that high concentration of SO2 released from the Noumea 121 MW power plant is rapidly diluted in the first 10 minutes, corresponding to 3-4 km distance from the source downwind. Thus inhabitants living within the 3-4 km radius are potentially exposed to power plant emissions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7149, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications II, 71490Y (11 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804902
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Philipson Bani, Univ. de la Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia)
IRD-Nouméa (New Caledonia)
Clive Oppenheimer, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Vitchko Tsanev, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Michel Lardy, IRD-Nouméa (New Caledonia)
Thierry Hoibian, Univ. de la Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia)
Michel Allenbach, Univ. de la Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia)
Isabelle Rouet, Univ. de la Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7149:
Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications II
Allen M. Larar; Mervyn J. Lynch; Makoto Suzuki, Editor(s)

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