Through measurement science, enable the owners of stationary sources (primarily the electric power industry) and their regulatory agencies (federal and state) to better characterize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The intended result is to create sound scientific data that can be used to determine if local and global emission targets are being met. This workshop brought together diverse stakeholders to share perspectives, discuss strengths and weakness of current CO2 flux measurement protocols, and introduced new methods that reduce uncertainty and clearly tie emissions measurements to national standards.
- Calibration and uncertainty of pitot probes used in relative accuracy test audits (RATAs)
- Innovative flow measuring techniques applicable for smokestacks
- CO2 emission traceability for stationary sources
- Advanced multipath ultrasonic meters for improved flow measurement
- Concentration and flow rate measurement uncertainty for continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) and RATA testing
- Fuel calculation method for determining CO2 exhaust for natural gas or coal
- Challenges of accurately measuring smokestack CO2 emissions
Representatives of organizations and institutions with key roles in measuring CO2 emissions from power plant smokestacks.
- State and federal regulatory agencies (US EPA as well as environmental policy regulators from other countries)
- National Metrology Institutes with expertise in concentration or particularly in flow measurement
- RATA testers and power plant stake holders
- CEMS equipment operators and manufacturers
- Power plant stake holders
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)