QED Environmental Systems Ltd.

GA3000 monitors graves in Korea case study


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Research into gases produced by animal carcasses






A Korean government research facility supplied and supported by ENInstrument.


Reliable continuous gas monitoring equipment was required for unsupervised monitoring of gas emissions over a three year project. Five ‘graves’ were specially constructed with a lining and sampling equipment. Different numbers of pig and cattle carcasses were buried in a three year project which started in February 2012.


An experiment was designed to see what the environmental impact would be if a large number of animals had to be buried due to a foot and mouth epidemic, by measuring the gases and liquids produced when different types and amounts of dead animals are left to rot in the ground. Three GA3000 fixed gas monitoring systems are used to monitor the gases produced by the decomposing animals in the five graves.

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