SOURCE TESTING ASSOCIATION I Annual Guide 2018 Acronyms and abbreviations used in emission monitoring
In our modern world it has become the norm to use abbreviations and acronyms and in the emission monitoring world it is no different. We have tried to compile a list that refl ects the use within Europe. This list may not be exhaustive but will give a good indication of what is in use.
AAS Atomic absorption spectroscopy
AFNOR Association Francaise de Normalisation – French standardisation body AFS AM
Atomic fl uorescence spectrometry Alternative method
AMS ANSI AST
Automated Measuring System (see CEM), defi nition used within Europe American National Standards Institute.
Annual surveillance test refer CEN standard EN14181
American Society for Testing and Materials - a professional organization that publishes standard methods and performance criteria often incorporated by reference in US EPA regulations and methods.
AWMA USA Air and Waste Management Association - a professional organization that coordinates technical information dissemination on environmental issues through workshops, conferences, publications, and other outreach activities.
BSI CEMS CEN Best available technique
BATNEEC Best available technique not entailing excessive cost (Useage now generally discontinued in European legislation in favour of BAT)
BAT reference document developed by European IPPC Bureau British Standard
British Standards Institute. UK standardisation body
Continuous emission monitoring system - the equipment for the sampling, analysis, and data reduction of gaseous emissions measurements on a continuous basis.
Committee for European Standardization (ComitéEuropéen de Normalisation, EuropäischesKomiteefürNormung)
CENLEC European committee for electrotechnical standardization CFR
COSHH Control of substances hazardous to health CPM
USA EPA code of federal regulations - codifi cation of all Federal regulations divided by titles and parts. Title 40 contains essentially all of the environmental regulations.
Condensable particulate matter as measured for example with USA Method 202 involving analysis of back half of USA Method 5 or 17 sampling train.
Certifi ed reference material - an audit material, usually calibration gas certifi ed by the National Institute accredited organisation.
CVAAS Cold vapour atomic absorption spectroscopy - analytical technique for mercury and other metal ions.
DIS Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Deutsches Institutfür Normung (the German institute for standardization)
Draft international standard
DMPDA Dimethyl phenylenediamine DOAS EA
Differential optical absorption spectroscopy Environment Agency responsible for England European Environment Agency European Commission
Electron capture detector - analytical technique used in gas chromatography.
Energy dispersive analysis by X-rays
Electro-conductivity detector (Hall detector) - analytical technique used in gas chromatography.
Emission limit value
Cooperative programme for monitoring and evaluation of the long-range transmission of air pollutants in Europe
ETO ETS ETSI ETV ETV EU
FPD FSD FTIR GC
USA Emission Measurement Technical Information Centre - the information centre in USA EPA responsible for providing guidance and technical assistance for stationary source emission test methods.
Environmental Protection Agency, U. S. Government. Environmental permit regulation
European pollutant release and transfer register
USA Electric Power Research Institute - research organization representing the utility industry interests.
Ethylene oxide. Emissions Trading Scheme European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EU environmental technologies verifi cation (ETV) pre-programme Environmental technology verifi cation programme (USA) European Union
Final draft international standard
Flue gas desulfurization – SOx emission control device often used at fossil fuel fi red power plants.
Flame-ionisation detector Flame-photometric detector Full-scale defl ection
Fourier transform infrared spectrometry Gas chromatography.
GC-FPD Gas chromatography-fl ame photometric detection GC-MS Gas chromatography – mass spectrometry GFAA(S)
HSE HWI IC
ICAP ICE ICP
IED IMS IPA IPC
Graphite furnace atomic absorption (spectroscopy) - analytical method for metal ions.
Gas fi lter correlation - analytical technique usually applied in the IR for TRS.
High performance liquid chromatography.
High resolution gas chromatography/high resolution mass spectrometry - highly sensitive analytical technique for dioxin and furans.
Health and Safety Executive
Hazardous waste incinerator, refer WID. Ion chromatography
Inductively coupled argon plasma emission spectroscopy Internal combustion engine.
Inductively coupled plasma (spectroscopy)
Ion chromatography with a post column reactor - analytical technique specifi cally for hexavalent chromium.
Industrial emissions directive Ion mobility spectrometry Isopropyl alcohol
Integrated pollution control
Integrated pollution prevention and control Infrared
Intersociety Committee Ion-selective electrode
International Standards Organisation International toxic equivalent quantity European Joint Research Centre
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