Optimizing the Retrieval of Molecular Concentrations from the Remote Measurement of Flare Emission

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Title Optimizing the Retrieval of Molecular Concentrations from the Remote Measurement of Flare Emission
Conference AFRC 2013
Creator Panfili, R.
Contributor Vujkovic-Cvijin, P., and Dothe, H.
Date 2013-09-23
Spatial Coverage Kauai, Hawaii
Subject 2013 AFRC Industrial Combustion Symposium
Description Paper from the AFRC 2013 conference titled Optimizing the Retrieval of Molecular Concentrations from the Remote Measurement of Flare Emission by R. Panfili.
Abstract Petroleum refineries utilize open-flame combustion of hydrocarbons by industrial flares to eliminate waste gases which are not commercially viable. Incomplete combustion will result in the emission of trace amounts of ozone-forming highly-reactive volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and human carcinogens. Minimizing emissions of VOCs and human carcinogens from flare emissions is driving the need for continuous and autonomous monitoring and combustion flare control technology. Monitoring flare emission is challenging due to the low concentrations of the species of interest and varying environmental conditions. Properly interpreted hyperspectral imagery provides a method to achieve these goals without interfering in the operation of combustion flare facilities. We discuss the development of a retrieval algorithm as a means of determining molecular column amounts from observed radiance with the intent of using those column amounts to compute the efficiency of combustion. The algorithm is based on a non-linear least-square iterative fit to the radiation transport equation.
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Date Created 2014-10-14
Date Modified 2014-10-14
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