STP555

    Techniques for Continuous Monitoring of Hydrocarbons

    Published: Jan 1974


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    Abstract

    Among the present methods for analyzing hydrocarbons to perform ambient air, stationary source, and vehicular emission monitoring are flame ionization detection, gas chromatography, nondispersive infrared spectroscopy, dispersive infrared spectroscopy, and catalytic oxidation. Promising methodology includes ultraviolet spectroscopy, optoacoustic detection, along with others. Problems associated with the production of improved instrumentation are discussed and recommendations made for further research and development.

    Keywords:

    air, quality, hydrocarbons, instruments, monitors, environments, pollution


    Author Information:

    Mack, DA
    Department headchemistchemist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

    Hollowed, CD
    Department headchemistchemist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

    McLaughlin, RD
    Department headchemistchemist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.


    Paper ID: STP38966S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38966S


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