Quantification of Aromatic Tars by Solid Phase Adsorption and Thermal Desorption GC/MS

E. Masson, P. Girods & A. Dufour
The Tar Measurement Standard (TMS) guideline has been developed in order to provide a normalised procedure for biomass gasifiers tar analysis, allowing a more effective comparison of tar concentrations. It is currently a very reliable method for the sampling and analysis of tar compounds. However, the TMS requires a long sampling time to quantify tar at low concentration ranges (< 0.1g/Nm3). A Solid Phase Adsorption (SPA) sampling method followed by Thermal Desorption (TD) has been...