Development of a New UVF Analyzer With O3 Injection for Measurement of SOx and TRS in Vehicle Emission 2004-01-1959
A sulfur analyzer utilizing an ultraviolet fluorescent (UVF) detector has been developed to measure sulfur components in vehicle emissions. Generally, it is considered that an UVF detector cannot be used to measure sulfur components in vehicle emission due to a significant interference from NO in sample gases. In this study, an O3 injection technique has been developed to eliminate NO interference. Using this technique, the interference from NO has been reduced to less than 0.01 ppm with 3000 ppm NO. These result show a capability of utilizing UVF with this O3 injection technique to measure sulfur components in vehicle emissions including emissions with high concentrations of NO. An oxidation catalyst has also been evaluated to measure total reduced sulfur, TRS.