Open burning and open detonation PM10 mass emission factor measurements with optical remote sensing

Wangki Yuen, David L. Johnsen, Sotiria Koloutsou-Vakakis, Mark J. Rood, Byung J. Kim, Michael R. Kemme

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Abstract

Particulate matter (PM) can be emitted from stationary point sources, e.g., smokestacks, but it can also come from non-point sources, e.g., vehicles traveling on unpaved roads and agricultural tilling activities. For both types of sources, PM emission factor (EF) inventories were developed to allow policy makers and industries to make decisions in mitigating air pollution. A field campaign was carried out to quantify PM10 EF from open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) in outdoor ambient air. The PM10 EF were obtained by the hybrid-optical remote sensing (ORS) method. The results were in general agreement with independent measurements completed by the USEPA?s Flyer measurement. However, there is substantial difference between existing BangBox OD EF measurement for energetic 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and hybrid-ORS measurement, which possibly indicates that BangBox EF measurement may not be applicable for predicting actual ambient field OD PM10 emissions. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 105th AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2012 (San Antonio, TX 6/19-22/2012).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication105th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2012, ACE 2012
Pages1761-1771
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event105th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2012, ACE 2012 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2012Jun 22 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1052-6102

Other

Other105th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2012, ACE 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period6/19/126/22/12

Keywords

  • Emission factor
  • Energetic material
  • LIDAR
  • MPL
  • Open burning
  • Open detonation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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