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QUANTIFICATION OF A PRECISION POINT SOURCE FOR GENERATING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

Published

Author(s)

Robert P. Borthwick, Matthew Bundy

Abstract

This study provides an analysis of the uncertainty of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from an 8 MW natural gas burner. A precise and accurate point source for industrial quantities of carbon dioxide can be used to evaluate the performance of stack gas carbon dioxide measurement equipment. Uncertainties of individual measurement components were considered and their contribution to the overall carbon source uncertainty was evaluated to show where greatest improvements could be achieved. It was demonstrated that less than one percent carbon dioxide generation measurement uncertainty was possible using readily available components, facilitating the use of the fire laboratory as a test-bed for precision point source exhaust stack measurements.
Proceedings Title
EPRI CEM User Group Conference and Exhibit 2011
Conference Dates
June 8-10, 2011
Conference Location
Chicago, IL, US

Keywords

natural gas, fire, carbon dioxide, emission, burner, uncertainty

Citation

Borthwick, R. and Bundy, M. (2011), QUANTIFICATION OF A PRECISION POINT SOURCE FOR GENERATING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS, EPRI CEM User Group Conference and Exhibit 2011, Chicago, IL, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=908266 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created June 9, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021