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Development of a long-path Fourier transform infrared instrument for measurements of diffuse VOC emissions from the automobile industry
Author(s): Hakan Axelsson; Scott Maclaren; Bo Galle; Johan M. Mellqvist; Henrik Kloo; Urban Svedberg
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the construction of a long-path fourier transform instrument based on a BOMEM MB100 spectrometer, as well as the initial application for VOC monitoring at an automobile painting facility. The instrument gave detection limits of about 100 ug/m3 for a number of aromatic hydrocarbons along a 350 m folded measurement path (single end retroreflector setup, 180 scans, 1 cm-1 resolution). The instrument also yielded a detection limit of about 10 ug/m3 for butyl acetate which promotes this compound to be used as a tracer for VOC emissions originating from the automobile industry. The paper also includes a description of the spectral analysis applied involving single component classical least square fit and correction for water vapor interference.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1716, International Conference on Monitoring of Toxic Chemicals and Biomarkers, (9 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140250
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Hakan Axelsson, Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)
Scott Maclaren, Univ. of Denver (United States)
Bo Galle, Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)
Johan M. Mellqvist, Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)
Henrik Kloo, Volvo AB (Sweden)
Urban Svedberg, Yrkesmedicinska Kliniken (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1716:
International Conference on Monitoring of Toxic Chemicals and Biomarkers
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Karl Cammann, Editor(s)

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