A series of measurements of jet engine emissions were conducted in an airport environment using several infrared gas-filter correlation (GFC) instruments and a high resolution Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer system. The GFC instruments were shown to be suitable for measuring CO concentrations in the general airport environment and across the exhaust of a stationary jet. Attempts to determine jet plume rise velocity from the GFC data were unsuccessful. The FTIR system was used to make both absorption and emission measurements on single jets and to make long-path absorption measurements in the general airport environment. Species observed in the single jet absorption measurements were CO (28 ppm), formaldehyde (1 ppm), ethylene (3.2 ppm), and cumulative hydrocarbons (8.6 ppm hexane equivalent). This report describes the instrumentation and the measurement programs and gives some recommendations for additional work. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory
    Research Triangle Pk, NC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Herget, W F
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-10 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA77WAI-744
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1979 12:00AM