TDLAS Monitoring of Carbon Dioxide with Temperature Compensation in Power Plant Exhausts

Xiaorui Zhu, Shunchun Yao, Wei Ren, Zhimin Lu, Zhenghui Li
2019 Applied Sciences  
Temperature variations of flue gas have an effect on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions monitoring. This paper demonstrates accurate CO2 concentration measurement using tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) with temperature compensation methods. A distributed feedback diode laser at 1579 nm was chosen as the laser source for CO2 measurements. A modeled flue gas was made referring to CO2 concentrations of 10–20% and temperatures of 298–338 K in the exhaust of a power plant. Two
more » ... plant. Two temperature compensation methods based on direct absorption (DA) and wavelength modulation (WMS) are presented to improve the accuracy of the concentration measurement. The relative standard deviations of DA and WMS measurements of concentration were reduced from 0.84% and 0.35% to 0.42% and 0.31%, respectively. Our experimental results have validated the rationality of temperature compensations and can be further applied for high-precision measurement of gas concentrations in industrial emission monitoring.
doi:10.3390/app9030442 fatcat:dbod3qtg3rbttdyamuxpwqyfka