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Testing equivalency of an alternative method based on portable FTIR to the European standard reference methods for monitoring emissions to air of CO, NOx, SO2, HCl and H2O.

Coleman, M D; Render, S*; Dimopoulos, C; Lilley, A; Robinson, R A; Smith, T O M; Camm, R*; Standring, R* (2015) Testing equivalency of an alternative method based on portable FTIR to the European standard reference methods for monitoring emissions to air of CO, NOx, SO2, HCl and H2O. J. Air Waste Manage. Assoc., 65 (8). pp. 1011-1019.

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Abstract

We compare the performance of an Alternative Method based on portable FTIR described in TGN M22, Measuring Stack Gas Emissions using FTIR Instruments to the Standard Reference Methods for CO (EN 15058), NOx (EN 14792), SO2 (EN 14791), HCl (EN 1911) and H2O (EN 14790). Testing was carried out using a Stack Simulator facility generating complex gas matrices of the measurands across concentration ranges of, 0 - 75 mg.m-3 and 0 - 100 mg.m-3 CO, 0 - 200 mg.m-3 and 0 - 300 mg.m-3 NO, 0 - 75 mg.m-3 and 0 - 200 mg.m-3 SO2, 0 - 15 mg.m-3 and 0 - 60 mg.m-3 HCl, 0 - 14 %vol H2O. The former being the required monitoring range for each measurand as described in the EU¿s Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EU) for waste incineration processes whilst the latter supplementary ranges being representative of emissions from some large combustion plant processes. Test data were treated in accordance with CEN/TS 14793 and it was found that equivalency test criteria could be met across all concentration ranges with the exception of the NO supplementary range. The results demonstrated in principle where TGN M22 / FTIR could be used in place of the existing SRMs to provide, as required under the Industrial Emissions Directive, annual validation / calibration of Automated Measuring Systems (AMSs being permanently installed on industrial stacks to provide continuous monitoring of emissions to air). These data take a step towards the wider regulatory acceptance of portable FTIR providing the advantages of real-time calibration and quantification of all measurands on a single technique.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Alternative method, standard reference method, FTIR, TGN M22, equivalency, CEN/TS 14793, stack simulator, industrial emissions directive
Subjects: Environmental Measurement
Environmental Measurement > Air Quality and Airborne Particulates
Identification number/DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2015.1058868
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:13
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/6740

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