Oilpan4 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:31 am
If it's that easy why doesn't the epa get them selves one like that and ride around cutting huge tickets?
If 10% of these methane leaks are actually methane leaks it would pay for its self a few times before lunch on its first day in service.
Did you read the full article?
They first used a spectrometer to test the air above potential sites. They then visited some sites on the ground.
They used a specialized camera with a metal lens to make the plumes visible.
While the camera shows a number of materials, the spectrometer would give ratios, so you could get a general idea of how much of each material is being emitted.
This seems very well thought out, investigated, and documented.
Pretty much the opposite of what you are suggesting.