Hyperspectral Modeling of Combustion Flare Emissions

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Title Hyperspectral Modeling of Combustion Flare Emissions
Creator Panfili, R.; Vujkovic-Cvijin, P.; Tan, X.; Kennett, R.; Taylor, R.; Dothe, H.; Bernstein, L.
Date 2012-09-05
Spatial Coverage presented at Salt Lake City, Utah
Abstract The petroleum refining process utilizes the open-flame combustion of hydrocarbons by industrial flares as a method to eliminate waste gases which cannot be recovered in a commercially viable manner. Efficient, but incomplete, combustion will result in the emission of trace amounts of ozone-forming highly-reactive volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and human carcinogens. There currently exists a need for continuous and autonomous monitoring and control technology to minimize emissions of VOCs and human carcinogens from flare emissions. Monitoring flare emission is challenging due to the low concentrations of the species of interest and varying environmental conditions. Hyperspectral imaging provides a method to achieve these goals without interfering in the operation of combustion flare facilities. We outline the development of a novel combination of modeling and laboratory measurements that utilize hyperspectral sensors to achieve these goals.
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Date Created 2012-11-05
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6d50qmq