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OPEN-PATH MONITORING. BY JOHN BOSCH SEPTEMBER 2007. RECENT ACTIONS. NATIONAL REGULATORY IMPACTS NEW PERMIT MONITORING SIP STRATEGY CHANGES NEW STUDIES ARE MUSHROOMING NEW TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPING. HISTORY OF OPEN-PATH. PRIMATIVE PRE-1990’S OVERPROMISES OF THE 1990’S

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Open path monitoring

OPEN-PATH MONITORING

BY

JOHN BOSCH

SEPTEMBER 2007


Recent actions

RECENT ACTIONS

  • NATIONAL REGULATORY IMPACTS

  • NEW PERMIT MONITORING

  • SIP STRATEGY CHANGES

  • NEW STUDIES ARE MUSHROOMING

  • NEW TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPING


History of open path

HISTORY OF OPEN-PATH

  • PRIMATIVE PRE-1990’S

  • OVERPROMISES OF THE 1990’S

  • NEW DETECTORS, LASERS, AND SOFTWARE

  • ELIMINATION OF MODELING ERRORS AND NEW ALGORITHMS


The hard work

THE HARD WORK

  • MILITARY RESEARCH PROGRAMS

  • EPA’S SOLID WASTE SUPPORT

  • OAQPS WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

  • APPROVED PROTOCOLS

  • LANDFILLS, GASOLINE STATIONS, AND AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS

  • REFINERY STUDIES


The new stuff

THE NEW STUFF

  • FTIR

  • DOAS

  • DIAL

  • DOPPLER

  • OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING PROTOCOL

  • IR CAMERAS


The pollutants

THE POLLUTANTS

GASES

ORGANIC AND INORGANIC

SPECIFIC AND TOTAL

METHOD 21—FIND IT AND FIX IT

PARTICULATES

WIND VECTORS FOR MASS FLUX


Preliminary results of open path work

PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF OPEN-PATH WORK

  • REFINERIES: AT LEAST ONE ORDER OF MAGITUDE GREATER EMISSIONS THAN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED—MORE THAN 40 TIMES FOR BENZENE

  • THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES WORK AND PROVIDE MORE ACCURATE AND CONTINUOUS EMISSION MEASUREMENTS

  • MANY UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM PETRO-SOURCES REMAIN TO BE COUNTED

    (AIRPORTS, WELLHEADS, NETWORKS)


Future work

FUTURE WORK

  • WORKSHOPS PLANNED

  • NEW IN-DEPTH STUDIES

  • MILITARY FOCUS

  • EXTENDED APPLICATIONS


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