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Minimum emission rates detectable from landfill sites using optical integrated-path techniques.

Milton, M J T; Partridge, R H; Goody, B A (1995) Minimum emission rates detectable from landfill sites using optical integrated-path techniques. Proc. SPIE - Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 2883. pp. 393-404.

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Abstract

The measurement of average emission rates from area sources such as landfill sites is an important step in the development of emission inventories. Average emission rates from area sources can be calculated by performing an optical integrated-path concentration measurement of the gas plume downwind of the source and combining it with an appropriate measurement of the wind speed. We show that the minimum emission rate detectable with this technique depends on the wind speed, the atmospheric stability and the width of the site in the upwind direction. Optical integrated-path measurements performed on a landfill site confirm the accuracy of these calculations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Environmental Measurement
Environmental Measurement > Atmospheric Science, Emission and Security
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:19
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/2142

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