Whitebeam has developed a test kitchen with apparatus specifically designed to quantify organic cooking fumes. We measure the concentration of fumes extracted from the kitchen using an instrument called a flame ionization detector, which responds to combustible organic matter. After processing the data obtained by this instrument, we can calculate cooking fumes in a variety of formats e.g:
We can also use this test rig to investigate the durability of catalytic converters and to find out how this is affected by exposure to various oven-cleaning chemicals. Futhermore we can identify ‘secondary emissions’ i.e. those that result from contact between the catalytic converter and cleaning chemicals.
We use this test rig for our own R&D purposes, but we are also happy to use it and the expertise we have developed to undertake commercial projects for clients and interested parties.