Detection of Pollutants Resulting from Cement Production

Background

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During cement production volatile organic and inorganic compounds are emitted that are potential environmental pollutants. Raw materials such as marl, clay or limestone are heated in the cracking process and produce sulphur dioxide, ammonia as well as a range of volatile organic compounds. These compounds need to be monitored continuously to prevent or minimize emission into the environment.

Solution

Ion Molecule Reaction Mass Spectrometry (IMR-MS) is the proprietary technology of V&F. The company offers equipment that is capable of continuous emission monitoring without the necessity for sampling or preconcentration. IMR-MS in combination with Electron Impact Mass Spectometry (EIMS) cover a wide range of compounds as well as concentrations. This includes sulphur and nitrogen compounds formed during cracking processes. Depending on the substance in question sensitivities can go down as low as ppb levels or measurements in the Vol% range can be achieved.

Advantage

Ion Molecule Reaction Mass Spectrometry (IMR-MS) is the proprietary technology of V&F. The company offers equipment that is capable of continuous emission monitoring without the necessity for sampling or preconcentration. IMR-MS in combination with Electron Impact Mass Spectometry (EIMS) cover a wide range of compounds as well as concentrations. This includes sulphur and nitrogen compounds formed during cracking processes. Depending on the substance in question sensitivities can go down as low as ppb levels or measurements in the Vol% range can be achieved.

Highlights

  • No sample preparation
  • Direct monitoring of cracking products
  • Wide concentration range

Reference customers (excerpt)

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Applicable instruments

AirSense
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CombiSense