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Evaluation Of Infrared Television (IRTV) For Remote Monitoring Of Stack Effluent Velocity And SO[sub]2[/sub] Concentrations
Author(s): E. F. Cross; J. A. McKay; R. J. Nichols
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Paper Abstract

Field measurements were carried out to determine the feasibility of using infrared television systems to measure plume characteristics of power plant stack emissions. Emphasis was placed on determining the suitability of these imaging systems for monitoring sulfur dioxide concentrations and effluent velocities in stack emissions. Specific objectives were: (1) to obtain experimental infrared data on stack plume characteristics, (2) to establish optimum infrared television system parameters for detection and measurement of these stack plume emissions, and (3) to determine the feasibility of using the General Electric infrared vidicon to monitor stack plume parameters of interest. This paper describes in detail the test equipment, measurement techniques, and resulting data associated with experiments conducted at the Duke Power Company Riverbend Station. Data on observed infrared emissions from refinery burn-off stacks are also presented for comparison.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1976
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0095, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II, (15 November 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955161
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E. F. Cross, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
J. A. McKay, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
R. J. Nichols, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0095:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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