Quantification of emissions from methane sources in Indianapolis using an aircraft-based platform

Maria Obiminda L. Cambaliza, Paul Shepson, Brian Stirm, Colm Sweeney, Jocelyn Turnbull, Anna Karion, Ken Davis Thomas Lauvaux, Scott Richardson, Natasha Miles, Rachel Svetanoff

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Abstract

Methane is an important greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than CO 2. Urban environments have been shown to be significant sources of methane with emissions much larger than currently reported in inventories. This discrepancy suggests that there remain a number of insufficiently characterized methane sources in urban environments. Using cavity ring-down spectroscopy, flask sampling, and a mass balance approach, we determined methane emission fluxes downwind from the city of Indianapolis with an aircraft-based platform. Emission rates from specific sources of methane (e.g. landfill and wastewater treatment plants) were investigated to determine the importance of each source to the total area-wide emission flux. As part of a collaborative effort called the Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX), this study will help us gain understanding of the magnitude of source-specific methane emissions as well as the potential energy equivalent of these biogas emissions should they be captured to generate heat or electricity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2011Sep 1 2011

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Methane
Aircraft
Fluxes
Biofuels
Biogas
Carbon Monoxide
Potential energy
Land fill
Greenhouse gases
Wastewater treatment
Electricity
Spectroscopy
Sampling
Experiments

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Cambaliza, M. O. L., Shepson, P., Stirm, B., Sweeney, C., Turnbull, J., Karion, A., ... Svetanoff, R. (2011). Quantification of emissions from methane sources in Indianapolis using an aircraft-based platform. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.
Cambaliza, Maria Obiminda L. ; Shepson, Paul ; Stirm, Brian ; Sweeney, Colm ; Turnbull, Jocelyn ; Karion, Anna ; Lauvaux, Ken Davis Thomas ; Richardson, Scott ; Miles, Natasha ; Svetanoff, Rachel. / Quantification of emissions from methane sources in Indianapolis using an aircraft-based platform. In: ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011.
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Quantification of emissions from methane sources in Indianapolis using an aircraft-based platform. / Cambaliza, Maria Obiminda L.; Shepson, Paul; Stirm, Brian; Sweeney, Colm; Turnbull, Jocelyn; Karion, Anna; Lauvaux, Ken Davis Thomas; Richardson, Scott; Miles, Natasha; Svetanoff, Rachel.

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