METHODS OF SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS FOR SULPHUR DIOXIDE, OXIDES OF NITROGEN AND PARTICULATE MATTER IN THE EXHAUST GASES OF LARGE COMBUSTION PLANTS
In connection with the continuous emission monitoring requirements of the proposed CEC Directive, COM(80)704 Final, 15 December 1983, IRCHA, TUEV-Rheinland and WSL have studied methods of sampling and analysis for SO-2, NO-x and particulate matter in the exhaust gas of large combustion installations. Relevant existing and planned legislation in Member States has been outlined. Continuous measurement methods for SO-2, NO-x and particulate and discontinuous methods, some of which will be used as primary reference standards, have been described and discussed. In addition, continuous and discontinuous methods for the measurement of oxygen, carbon dioxide, volume flow, temperature, humidity and pressure have been considered. The data treatment required for the proposed Directive and the type of equipment necessary for the implementation are discussed. The methods used in each Member State and the relevant national guidelines are tabulated. The number of installations and/or boilers, in each Member State, which will be affected by the monitoring requirements of the proposed Directive and the number of installations which is already in conformity have been estimated. These estimations are subject to certain constraints because of the quality of the data available. The investment, installation, maintenance and calibration costs of continuous measurement and data treatment devices have been estimated. A need for the harmonization, within the Community, of national legislation and national guidelines for measurements methods and for the establishment of national instrument approval laboratories, using standardized suitability testing procedures, has been identified.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10645 EN (1986) FS, 156 P., BFR 500, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124112400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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