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Publication Citation: QUANTIFICATION OF A PRECISION POINT SOURCE FOR GENERATING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

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Author(s): Robert P. Borthwick; Matthew F. Bundy;
Title: QUANTIFICATION OF A PRECISION POINT SOURCE FOR GENERATING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
Published: June 10, 2011
Abstract: This study provides an analysis of the uncertainty of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from an 8 MW natural gas burner. A precise and accurate point source for industrial quantities of carbon dioxide can be used to evaluate the performance of stack gas carbon dioxide measurement equipment. Uncertainties of individual measurement components were considered and their contribution to the overall carbon source uncertainty was evaluated to show where greatest improvements could be achieved. It was demonstrated that less than one percent carbon dioxide generation measurement uncertainty was possible using readily available components, facilitating the use of the fire laboratory as a test-bed for precision point source exhaust stack measurements.
Proceedings: EPRI CEM User Group Conference and Exhibit 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: June 8-10, 2011
Keywords: natural gas; fire; carbon dioxide; emission; burner; uncertainty
Research Areas: Climate Science Measurements, Fire Measurements, Fossil Fuels
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