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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

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

  • NEW DETECTORS, LASERS, AND SOFTWARE

  • ELIMINATION OF MODELING ERRORS AND NEW ALGORITHMS


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

  • FTIR

  • DOAS

  • DIAL

  • DOPPLER

  • OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING PROTOCOL

  • IR CAMERAS


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

  • 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

  • WORKSHOPS PLANNED

  • NEW IN-DEPTH STUDIES

  • MILITARY FOCUS

  • EXTENDED APPLICATIONS


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