Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Monitoring Articles

  • Two Detector Solution to Analyzing Sulfur

    Sulfur compounds are reactive, corrosive to pipes, and destructive to catalysts in petroleum refineries. Sulfur emission are strictly regulated globally. When released into the atmosphere sulfur dioxide converts to sulfuric acid resulting in adverse effects on human health and the environment. Sulfur detection is found useful in many other industries; therefore, detection of sulfur compounds in ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Performance of the low-emission flare

    Job report / Elbisgraben (Bale / Switzerland) The summer of 1992 had finally arrived. The 5MW low emission furnace in the district heating station Liestal was ignited, supplied with landfill gas from Elbisgraben landfill. Since then the plant has been running continuously and the comprehensive measurements taken, verify that all targets aimed at have been achieved: plant ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Case study - Doe Run Peru – Improving productivity with environmental responsibility

    Doe Run Peru aims to become a preferred global provider of premium metals and services, while at the same time working to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way. The mining and metals company employs roughly 4,000 people at its operations in Peru’s central Andes. The company has run the La Oroya metallurgical complex since 1997 and the Cobriza mine in the Huancavelica ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Fenton degradation of Cartap hydrochloride: identification of the main intermediates and the degradation pathway

    The advanced oxidation of Cartap hydrochloride (Cartap) promoted by the Fenton system in an aqueous medium was investigated. Based on total organic carbon, chemical oxygen demand and high-performance liquid chromatography, the oxidation of Cartap is quite efficient by the Fenton system. Its long chain is easily destroyed, but the reaction does not proceed to complete mineralization. Ion ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fenton degradation of Cartap hydrochloride: identification of the main intermediates and the degradation pathway

    The advanced oxidation of Cartap hydrochloride (Cartap) promoted by the Fenton system in an aqueous medium was investigated. Based on total organic carbon, chemical oxygen demand and high-performance liquid chromatography, the oxidation of Cartap is quite efficient by the Fenton system. Its long chain is easily destroyed, but the reaction does not proceed to complete mineralization. Ion ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Monitoring pollution in remote regions of Africa case study

    Customer: The South African Weather Service (SAWS) Ecotech’s Distributor: SI Analytics (Pty) Ltd Application: Ambient Air Monitoring in Karoo and Waterberg regions of South Africa Background: Carbon Monoxide and Sulfur Dioxide are among the major pollutants found in cities around the ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Control of malodors using Ecosorb - A natural product

    Abstract Ecosorb removes many malodors, including sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and ammonia, from the environment. It is made up of a combination of essential oils consisting of an equilibrium of neutral organic compounds and organic buffers. Its pH ranges from 4.0 to 6.8. Acidic malodors such as hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide are removed by at least four mechanisms ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Support to Aviation Control Service (SACS): an online service for near-real-time satellite monitoring of volcanic plumes

    Volcanic eruptions emit plumes of ash and gases into the atmosphere, potentially at very high altitudes. Ash-rich plumes are hazardous for airplanes as ash is very abrasive and easily melts inside their engines. With more than 50 active volcanoes per year and the ever-increasing number of commercial flights, the safety of airplanes is a real concern. Satellite measurements are ideal for ...

  • Measuring SO2 ship emissions with an ultraviolet imaging camera

    Over the last few years fast-sampling ultraviolet (UV) imaging cameras have been developed for use in measuring SO2 emissions from industrial sources (e.g. power plants; typical emission rates ~ 1–10 kg s−1) and natural sources (e.g. volcanoes; typical emission rates ~ 10–100 kg s−1). Generally, measurements have been made from sources rich in SO2 with high concentrations ...

  • Magnetic driven pumps in Molten sulphur service case study

    MD51EFDKR-3U88/06C with NORD SK12XZ-140TC and Reliance 2 HP, TEFC-XE motor Pumping Molten Sulphur is most challenging. Sulphur temperatures must be controlled within a 120-155o C range. Outside this temperature sulphur solidifies. Sulphur has a distinct odour and is highly corrosive in the presence of moisture. Where leakage from common packed style pumps was unacceptable, a ROTAN ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • ADMS 5 Buildings & Complex Terrain Validation Baldwin Power Plant

    1 Introduction The Baldwin Power Plant1 (Hanna and Chang [3]) was located in a rural, flat terrain setting of southwestern Illinois, USA, and had three identical 184-m stacks aligned approximately north-south with a horizontal spacing of about 100 ni. There were 10 SO2 monitors that surrounded the facility, ranging in distance from 2 to 10 km. On-site meteorological data ...

  • ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Clifty Creek Power Plant

    1 Introduction The Cliffy Creek power plant1 is located in southern Indiana on the north side of the Ohio River (see Figure 1). The area immediately north of the facility is characterized by cliffs rising about 115 m above the river and intersected by creek valleys. The tops of the stacks extend about 80 to 100 m above the top of the cliffs on both sides of the river. Three ...

  • Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

    AUVERE, Estonia (AP) — Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pioneer. But the tiny East European country's most far-reaching economic achievement could come from how it has learned to squeeze oil from a rock. About 200 feet (60 meters) below ground in northeastern Estonia, very close to the Russian border, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Understanding ambient air quality instrument operating ranges

    In order to maximize the performance of an air quality monitoring station, careful selection of instrumentations is essential. One of the key issues is to have a good understanding of what pollutants need to be measured and at what concentrations. There are several different types of air quality monitoring, these include: Trace/Background Monitoring This is performed in areas where ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • Treament of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2s)

    This gas is often found in groundwater that contains iron and manganese. It is easily identified by its "rotten egg" odor. In addition to causing serious taste and odor problems, sulfide also promotes the growth of sulfur bacteria. Hydrogen sulfide can cause corrosion problems with iron and concrete pipes and reservoirs. Sulfides are formed by the anaerobic reduction of sulfates and organic ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

  • Notus Clean Energy LLC – Cape Cod, MA - Case Study

    The owners of a Falmouth, MA industrial park parcel saw the potential in 2004 for a utility-scale wind turbine sited in a large, well-elevated location. A large turbine could supply electricity for the complex and create surplus power that could be delivered back to a regional utility. Despite receiving more than 100 letters of support from residents and businesses, the proposal required five ...

  • Popular analysers are portable and rentable

    The MCERTS approved HORIBA PG-250 has been one of the most popular  instruments in Ashtead Technology’s fleet of rental equipment for a number of  years. Jay Neermul, the company’s Environmental Product Manager says “This  is because it is able to analyse CO, NO/NOx, SO2 and CO2 using standard  reference methods in a portable instrument that can be easily and ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Lake Josephine Community, Florida - Case Study

    In January 2010, AdEdge Water Technologies, LLC was contacted by Aqua Utilities Florida to provide a hydrogen sulfide removal system for the Lake Josephine Community located in Highlands County, Florida. The existing water system consisted of two wells feeding into a centralized distribution system with a maximum capacity of 230 gpm being consumed by a population of 1,250 persons. The raw water ...

  • States propose attainment designations for the new 1-hour So2 NAAQS

    The U.S. EPA revised the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010 by implementing a new 1-hour standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) (calculated as the three-year average of the 99th percentile of the annual distribution of daily maximum 1-hour average concentrations). Based on an evaluation of the risks posed by acute exposure to SO2, EPA ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New Flag guidance for class I area modeling

    In October 2010, final guidance was issued for assessing the impacts of new and modified sources of air pollution on Air Quality Related Values (AQRV) in Class I areas, consisting of visibility (including plume impairment and regional haze), ozone effects, and nitrogen and sulfur deposition. This guidance, which was issued in draft form on July 8, 2008, makes technical revisions to the previous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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