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Spectral measurements of exhaust gases using a Fourier transform spectrometer
Author(s): Elmar Schruefer; Erwin Lindermeir; Frank Palme; K. Wuelbern
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Paper Abstract

In recent years environmental issues have become increasingly important. Especially the impact of gaseous emissions on the atmosphere is of great interest. As a consequence a group of several coworkers was established at the Institute for Electrical Measurement of the Technical University of Munich (Germany) with the task to develop and investigate spectroscopic methods and instruments for the analysis of the chemical compsition of exhaust gases. This article describes the advantages of the application of Fourier transform spectroscopy against conventional gas analysis devices. Moreover results of measurements of the exhaust of a smokestack of a coal fired power plant and of an aircraft engine are presented. The last section deals with the development of a Fourier transform spectrometer which is not equipped with any moving parts. This design was made especially for applications in harsh environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2101, Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments, (22 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156389
Show Author Affiliations
Elmar Schruefer, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Erwin Lindermeir, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Frank Palme, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
K. Wuelbern, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2101:
Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments
Li Zhu, Editor(s)

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