Using a Mobile Multigas FTIR Analyzer in Four Different Environmental Accidents
Dragutin Arsić1, Dragan R. Milovanović2, Isidor Jevtović3, Vladan Vlajković1, Kosta Arsić1
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1Institute for Public Health Ćuprija “Pomoravlje”, Miodraga Novakovića 78, 35230 Ćuprija, Serbia
2Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Clinical Center, Kragujevac, Serbia
3Faculty of Industrial Management, “Union” University, Belgrade, Serbia
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(5):1483–1489
Our study presents results of air-pollutant measurements in four types of environmental accidents using a mobile multi-gas FTIR apparatus. Fuel leakage at a gas-station caused extremely high concentrations of pollutants. During a fire at a landfill the release of CO, SO2, NO2, heptane, ethane, propane, benzene, toluene, xylene, and styrene was also high. An accident in defense industry facilities did not lead to endangerment of the environment. An emitter-air condenser in an industrial facility released dangerous concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans, benzene, toluene, xylene, and styrene. A mobile FTIR gas analyzer is useful in diverse ecological accidents.