13 May 2015 FTIR monitoring of methane from a local landfill
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From anthropogenic sources to natural oceanic emissions, the concentration of methane in the atmosphere has more than doubled in the last 200 years. Since methane represents a global warming potential 23 times an equivalent mass of carbon dioxide, monitoring this species is of great interest. In terms of anthropogenic emissions, landfills represent a significant source of atmospheric methane. We have developed an in-house algorithm for extracting methane concentrations directly from FTIR spectra for gas samples from a local landfill. In this work, we will describe the method and present some preliminary measurements.
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Tiffani Johnson, Tiffani Johnson, Scott Reeve, Scott Reeve, "FTIR monitoring of methane from a local landfill", Proc. SPIE 9486, Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies XII, 94860F (13 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2177248

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