Evaluating open-path FTIR spectrometer data using different quantification methods, libraries, and background spectra obtained under varying environmental conditions Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Evaluating open-path FTIR spectrometer data using different quantification methods, libraries, and background spectra obtained under varying environmental conditions

Creator

  • Author: Tomasko, M.S.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)

Publisher

  • Name: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill, NC (United States). Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
    Place of Publication: United States

Date

  • Creation: 1995-12-31

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Studies were performed to evaluate the accuracy of open-path Fourier Transform Infrared (OP-FTIR) spectrometers using a 35 foot outdoor exposure chamber in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Results obtained with the OP-FTIR spectrometer were compared to results obtained with a reference method (a gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector, GC-FID). Concentration results were evaluated in terms of the mathematical methods and spectral libraries used for quantification. In addition, the research investigated the effect on quantification of using different backgrounds obtained at various times during the day. The chemicals used in this study were toluene, cyclohexane, and methanol; and these were evaluated over the concentration range of 5-30 ppm.
  • Physical Description: 119 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Fourier Transform Spectrometers
  • Keyword: Cyclohexane
  • Keyword: Toluene
  • Keyword: Ionization
  • Keyword: Infrared Spectra
  • Keyword: Methanol
  • STI Subject Categories: 40 Chemistry
  • Keyword: Accuracy

Source

  • Other Information: TH: Thesis (Ph.D.)

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Other: DE97053591
  • Report No.: DOE/OR/00033--T780
  • Grant Number: AC05-76OR00033
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 587725
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691394

Note

  • Display Note: OSTI as DE97053591