The present disclosure describes a device and corresponding method for measuring tar in a tar environment, e.g., a tar producing environment such as a stove or a combustion engine, based on UV absorption spectroscopy. A first measurement along an optical path in the tar environment is performed at a wavelength less than 340 nm at which both tar and non-tar elements absorb. This measurement is compensated for non-tar absorption by means of a second measurement at a wavelength equal to or greater than 340 nm at which tar does not absorb. From the non-tar compensated absorbance value a measure of tar in the tar environment is derived and an air intake in the tar environment is regulated based on the measure of tar.
|IPC||G01N 21/ 84 A N|
|Country/Territory||International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Aug 2017|