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Open-path and extractive FTIR environmental monitoring above and below the ground
Author(s): William G. Fateley; Robert M. Hammaker; Charles T. Chaffin Jr.; Timothy L. Marshall
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Paper Abstract

To demonstrate the versatility of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometry, two site investigations are discussed. The first is the monitoring of emissions from active volcanoes. The second is the analysis of soil gases from a site that is currently under remediation for ground water and soil contamination. The monitoring performed at the volcanoes used open- path FT-IR methods and the monitoring at the remediation site used extractive FT-IR methods. Descriptions of the sampling systems employed and the emissions monitored at these sites are used to demonstrate the advantages and limitations of environmental monitoring using FT-IR spectrometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2504, Environmental Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation, (9 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224083
Show Author Affiliations
William G. Fateley, Kansas State Univ. (United States)
Robert M. Hammaker, Kansas State Univ. (United States)
Charles T. Chaffin Jr., AeroSurvey, Inc. (United States)
Timothy L. Marshall, AeroSurvey, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2504:
Environmental Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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