methane sensing Articles

  • Puzzle remains over source of Amazonian methane

    Remote sensing observations have shown high methane concentrations in the troposphere above tropical forests in Venezuela and Brazil and scientists claim to have measured significant amounts of methane being emitted aerobically from the leaves of plants during photosynthesis. Recent experiments have been unable to reproduce these controversial results. Detailed knowledge of the global atmospheric ...

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Portable Remotely Operated Drill (PROD): Hydrocarbon Sensing System

    Proven Technology Benthic’s prototype Hydrocarbon Sensing System (HSS) analyses drill returns for the presence of hydrocarbons as they pass through PROD before being vented on the seafloor. The System, in its present form, includes two hydrocarbon sensors in line with the drill returns path. Drill returns, composed of seawater drawn from above PROD and pumped down the drill ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Industry Takes Shape: Why Digesters Make Dollar Sense Now

     THIRTY years ago, when I was a college student studying ways to convert manure to electricity, we speculated that the 1970s would be the decade of the innovators, the 1980s for the launch of operating projects, and the 1990s when the mainstream adopted the technology. Now I think our predictions for the mainstream were ten to 15 years premature — but it is happening! During the 1990s, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 5 Reasons why it’s (still) important to reduce fugitive methane emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report. Using new data and information, the EPA lowered its estimate of fugitive methane emissions from natural gas ...

  • New study sheds light on methane leakage from natural gas

    Natural gas wells represent a significant source of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as many of them leak methane, which is more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. But while scientists know that ...

  • Gas Detection and Monitoring Systems

    In greenhouse applications, the accurate measurement of a number of environmental parameters such as carbon dioxide concentration, temperature, light intensity, water, humidity, pH and nutrient levels using sophisticated sensors is used to create a controlled environment for optimising plant growth rates while minimising energy usage. Carbon dioxide concentration is also one of the best ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • The impact of landfills on the air quality of towns: a simple heuristic model for the city of Palermo

    In this study, the landfill of Palermo, is investigated as a potential source of the unusual methane concentrations found in the urban context. The source for these pollution episodes is identified by means of a simple heuristic method. A cross-correlation analysis between wind data and methane concentration levels is also used to confirm the hypotheses formulated. Doppler Sound Detection And ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Optimising biogas generation in the UK and Germany

    Methane makes money. It generates energy revenues, carbon credits and is part of bio-treatment sludge processing. In most of the world it has only just begun. Measuring what we are doing and being responsible with this potentially damaging greenhouse gas makes good sense. With gas production for revenue, measurement is essential. While landfill gas analysis has been required for compliance with ...


    By Geotech

  • TDLAS Gas Detection Instrumentation

    PKL Technologies Inc. manufactures tunable diode laser (TDLAS) based gas detectors and monitors. Spectra-1 open path gas sensors are used in a variety of environmental and safety remote sensing applications. Spectra-1 gas sensors have been designed in a compact, easy to use, robust and portable format. Spectra-1 has been developed using proprietary hardware and software, to produce a low cost ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • Three stages MBR (methanogenic, aerobic biofilm and membrane filtration) for the treatment of low-strength wastewaters

    The use of a new three stages MBR process with a first methanogenic UASB stage, a second stage with aerobic biofilm growing on small carrier elements maintained in suspension and third stage with membrane filtration module is presented. The objective of the first methanogenic chamber is to diminish COD of the raw wastewater, producing a biogas rich in methane, and decrease the sludge production. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • Case study: Roager Bioenergi

    Substrate: Energy crops, animal manure, other organic material Biogas flow: 1.200 Nm3/h H2S inlet: 2.000 ppm H2S H2S outlet: 50 ppm H2S Year of Installation: 2011 Roager/Lundsby Bioenergi is located in the southern part of Denmark. It is a unique biogas plant as the input is a mixture of animal ...


    By Biogasclean A/S

  • U.S. Natural Gas Exports: Friend or Foe?

    U.S. natural gas production is booming. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), production grew by 23 percent from 2007 to 2012. Now—with production projected to continue growing in the decades ahead—U.S. lawmakers and companies are considering exporting this resource internationally. But what are the climate implications of ...

  • How the EPA’s new oil and gas standards will reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued final rules to reduce air pollution at natural gas wells and other sources in the oil and gas industry. The rules—a New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and National Emissions Standards for hazardous air ...

  • Turning a Liability into an Asset: A Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Development Handbook

    Each person in the United States generates about 4.5 pounds of solid waste per day almost one ton per year. Most of this waste is deposited in municipal solid waste landfills. As this landfilled waste decomposes (a process that may take 30 years or more), it produces landfill gas. Landfill gas contributes to the formation of smog and poses an explosion hazard if uncontrolled. Furthermore, because ...


  • First Take: Looking at President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

    With today’s announcement of a national climate action plan, President Obama is pushing forward to tackle the urgent challenge of climate change. This is the most comprehensive climate plan by a U.S. president to date. If fully and swiftly implemented, the Obama Administration can truly reset the climate ...

  • Gas monitoring and leak detection in underwater application for the offshore oil and gas case study

    With over 300 sensors and systems sold world-wide and over 35 scientific users publications, Franatech is market leader for underwater methane detection and monitoring. Franatech is a developer and supplier of sensors for detection of gases in water. The company has more than 15 years experience in subsea applications, working with all kinds of sensing technologies. Coming from a scientific ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Wastewater Plant Relies on Thermal Flow Meter for Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

    The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant performs primary, secondary, tertiary and sludge treatment processes in serving over 250,000 residential customers and 3000 industrial and commercial customers in a 40-plus square ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • New methods of hydrogen production are being deployed which are helping increase the efficiency of biomass facilities, creating high value clean energy from sources of waste

    Biomass can easily be converted to hydrogen using decade’s matured, highly reliable technology that is simply applied in non-standard ways. In large scale anaerobic digesters and other biogas projects (including landfill gas) you can maximize the utility of the natural gas product by converting it to high purity hydrogen fuel. In modern gasification plants, operators will effectively be ...


    By Verde LLC

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