E3S Web of Conferences
Volume 44, 201810th Conference on Interdisciplinary Problems in Environmental Protection and Engineering EKO-DOK 2018
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||03 July 2018|
The application of stand-off infrared detection to identify air pollutants
The Main School of Fire Service, Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering, Poland
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Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) enables the passive detection and identification of chemical agent clouds from distances. It can be used for the monitoring of large spaces and protection of industrial installations outside buildings. The aim of the study was show the possibilities and limitations of passive FT-IR. In studies done by the Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering at the Main School of Fire Service were used spectrometer RAPID (Remote Air Pollution Infrared Detector), Bruker Daltonics Company. Hazardous substances such as acetone, methanol, ammonia was identified on-line from several observation points at 25 m, 50 m and 75 m. The tests were carried out at various meteorological conditions. The results indicate that remote infrared detection allows detecting hazardous chemical agents in the atmosphere from a distance. Nevertheless, meteorological and terrain conditions have a big impact on the measurement results. During measurements, the detector indicated the presence of other substances. Moreover, it was found that under cloudy and windy weather, remote detection is not possible.
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