Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 945–959, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-945-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 945–959, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-945-2021
Research article
08 Feb 2021
Research article | 08 Feb 2021

Quantifying fugitive gas emissions from an oil sands tailings pond with open-path Fourier transform infrared measurements

Yuan You et al.

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Tailings ponds in the Alberta oil sands represent an insufficiently characterized source of fugitive emissions of pollutants to the atmosphere. In this study, a novel approach of using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer along with measurements of atmospheric turbulence is shown to present a practical, non-intrusive method of quantifying emission rates for ammonia, alkanes, and methane. Results from a 1-month field study are presented and discussed.