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Measurements of biomass burning emissions by FTIR spectroscopy

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • The gaseous emissions of biomass fires are identified and quantified using two analytical techniques; gas-phase and matrixisolation Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The predominant carbon-based gas emissions of fires, CO2, CO and CH4, are assayed by gas-phase FTIR spectroscopy. Matrix-isolation FTIR spectroscopy is used to measure nitrogencontaining, sulphur-containing and the lesser carbonaceous gas emissions of fires. Through these measurements, we hope to estimate the impact of biomass burning on the global budgets of many important atmospheric trace gases.

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Hurst, D. F., Twyford, D. A., & Griffith, D. W. T. (1991). Measurements of biomass burning emissions by FTIR spectroscopy. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 1575 (pp. 326-327). doi:10.1117/12.56338

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85075852282

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 326

End Page


  • 327

Volume


  • 1575

Abstract


  • The gaseous emissions of biomass fires are identified and quantified using two analytical techniques; gas-phase and matrixisolation Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The predominant carbon-based gas emissions of fires, CO2, CO and CH4, are assayed by gas-phase FTIR spectroscopy. Matrix-isolation FTIR spectroscopy is used to measure nitrogencontaining, sulphur-containing and the lesser carbonaceous gas emissions of fires. Through these measurements, we hope to estimate the impact of biomass burning on the global budgets of many important atmospheric trace gases.

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Hurst, D. F., Twyford, D. A., & Griffith, D. W. T. (1991). Measurements of biomass burning emissions by FTIR spectroscopy. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 1575 (pp. 326-327). doi:10.1117/12.56338

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85075852282

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 326

End Page


  • 327

Volume


  • 1575