In this article, our client and environmental research expert, Dr. Werner Tirler, also the Director of Eco-Research tells about their experiences of using Gasmet’s dioxin monitoring system, GT90 Dioxin+. According to him, it is a very robust and durable device, which enables reliable sampling of dioxins for his laboratory.
Eco-Research Is A Specialist in Environmental Pollutant Detection
Eco-Research is an analytical laboratory with a solid experience in environmental research. The team consists of chemists, biologists, laboratory technicians and engineers who are specialized in the detection and determination of environmental pollutants. Eco-Research’s core business includes carrying out both local, national and international research projects.
As an environmental analysis laboratory, monitoring dioxin is an elemental part of their day-to-day operations.
Long-Term Dioxin Monitoring Gives More Reliable Results
As stated by Dr Werner Tirler, a dioxin monitoring system is a set of sampling equipment for dioxins, which enables sampling from few hours to several weeks. Long-term monitoring systems for dioxins are normally used for sampling dioxin compounds in emissions from two to four weeks. The longer sampling time, the more reliable the results and the clearer the picture of what is emitted in the environment through the industrial plant’s stack, Dr Tirler explains.
“Short-term sampling systems, like all manual sampling systems, are used for six to eight-hour sampling. Compared to the normal annual operation time of an incineration plant of approximately 8000 hours per year, that is a relatively short time. A dioxin analysis based on an eight-hour sampling is definitively non-representative“, he adds.
Therefore, a dioxin monitoring system that permits a sampling time of several weeks, gives a more accurate picture of the true emissions and enables to elaborate a real mass balance of the dioxins emitted in the environment.
Eco-Research Has Used Gasmet’s Dioxin Monitoring Systems for 10+ Years
Eco-Research has used Gasmet’s dioxin monitoring solution GT90 Dioxin+ for more than ten years and is happy with its robustness and ease of use.
“Once installed directly on the stack of the plant the GT90 Dioxin+ is very easy to use. According the sampling time of two or four weeks, you will have one or two samples per month. The analyzer collects the samples in a cartridge. After sampling, you have to change the cartridge and within one hour, you can start a new sampling. The cartridge will then be analyzed in a laboratory for dioxins”, Tirler explains.
As the main benefits of the Gasmet dioxin monitoring system he lists the following:
- No glass parts in the sampling cartridge → zero breakage
- Durable titanium and stainless-steel parts
- Very robust device
- Sampling is done by diluting the flue gas with pre-heated, pre-cleaned air
- No condensation problems
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