|Abstract Title:||Improving the measurement of stack emissions – an update on research and standardisation activities in Europe|
|Session Choice:||Calibration and Quality Control|
|Presenter Name:||Mr Rod Robinson|
|Co-authors:||Mr Marc Coleman|
Mr Kevin Blakley
Mr Chris Dimopoulos
Mr Thomas Smith
Mr Jon Helmore
|Company/Organisation:||National Physical Laboratory|
Abstract Information :
This talk will provide an overview of the methods for Stack emissions monitoring in Europe, describing the suite of standards developed by CEN within Technical Committee 264, the talk will be presented by the chair of TC 264. It will provide an update on recently published standards and the current work programme to develop new standardised methods. This will include recently published methods for FTIR and for the measurement of SO2 by instrumental techniques. The current work to develop new standards will be summarised and a perspective on future standardisation activities will be provided.
The talk will also provide an update two research projects currently being undertaken in Europe which are focussed on understanding and improving the performance of emission measurement methods. These are the IMPRESS (and its follow up project IMPRESS2) and Sulf-Norm projects. The talk will describe the activities in these projects and give some highlights of the outcomes so far. IMPRESS has included studies in to the performance of emission measurement methods, particularly in their capabilities to meet new lower emission limits being introduced through the Industrial Emissions Directive and its associated Best Available Technique Reference Documents in Europe. Particular areas which will be described will be a review of the performance of stack testing companies based on proficiency testing results, the development of a novel particulate test loop and an uncertainty model of continuous emission instrument performance. The Sulf-Norm project is investigating the performance of stack sampling systems and in particular the losses that may occur in sample conditioning systems when carrying out SO2 measurements. An update on the work being undertaken in this project will be given.
This talk will provide delegates with an up to date picture of the current and future developments of methods for emission monitoring and a summary of some leading research in to the performance and uncertainties of emission monitoring techniques.