Gas Sensors Articles

  • Developing a Novel Device for Accurate Biogas Concentration Measurement

    Due to increasing awareness on the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, and heavier taxes on carbon emissions there is a worldwide effort to seek renewable sources of energy – alternative energy sources that increase energy efficiency and security.  A renewable source that’s gained significant attention in recent years is biogas, one of the most ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Axetris Sensor Field Test

    The Axetris LGDs were operated continuously for two years. After intensive laboratory testing, they went out into the field in 2015. Axetris was able to test the functionality of its sensors under real-life conditions thanks to the support of the Linth waste incineration plant. The gas concentration measuring devices called laser gas detectors ( ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Gas Dilution With The Equal Capillaries Technique

    The advantages of the equal capillaries technique are surprising and leads to reach accuracy values of one order of magnitude higher than all the other dynamic dilution techniques. This comparison will be supported by analyzing the accuracy available with two different techniques. Nozzles (sonic or non-sonic) technique With this technique, a series of different size nozzles is used ...


    By Be.T.A. Strumentazione Srl

  • Chlorine Safety and Prevention: How to Protect Yourself from Chlorine Leaks

    While chlorine gas is widely used in swimming pools, water treatment facilities, cleaning products, pharmaceutical products, and in many other industries, the gas is highly toxic when handled improperly. Training your workers on how to safely use chlorine is one part of health and safety best practices; monitoring your workplace for chlorine leaks is another. Learn about the hidden dangers in ...

  • Is technology the path to a lower carbon future?

    Advances in technology will keep energy supplies plentiful and affordable – enough to meet projected demand many times over — and help pave the way to a lower carbon energy mix, according to data published today in the BP Technology Outlook. “Technology opens up a whole range of possibilities across the energy sector,” said Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive. “It ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investment in resource innovation needed for a key tech ecosystem

    We are living in a time of major transitions, and we are at the beginning of a new innovation supercycle. With more than 9,000 technology companies currently calling British Columbia home, there’s no shortage of support and enthusiasm for our burgeoning hub for startup ventures. But while we pride ourselves on cultivating new businesses at the startup level, we are neglecting to provide ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How the uranium enrichment SC

    Part of a presentation and case study on the concept of the Electro Chemical Plant (ECP), Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk territory for environmental monitoring and emergency response in exchange with the local, regional and central authorities, which serves as a role model for similar applications. Based on the concept the plant won the trophy as the "Best Fuel Company Enterprise for Civil Protection" ...


    By Bertin Technologies

  • 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

  • The hidden risk of negative emissions technologies

    Strategies for removing carbon from the atmosphere all have down sides. The biggest? Their ability to lull us into complacency. The best way to keep your floor dry is to avoid spilling a bucket of water onto the floor, rather than to deliberately tip the bucket and then develop technologies to dry the floor. The same is true of greenhouse gases: We need to prevent their ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - Geotech’s portable and fixed biogas monitors give worldwide reliability

    Used in varied biogas applications in over 60 countries worldwide, these three examples from the Netherlands, Thailand and Czech Republic show how reliability, accuracy and simplicity of use are critical for Geotech’s anaerobic digestion (AD) customers’ business operations. Leading product quality is backed up by full after-sales care, through local support centres and full technical ...


    By Geotech

  • Doped nano–phase tin oxide thin films for selective gas sensing

    The paper deals with the development of ethanol gas sensing films of tin oxide nano–particles which are insensitive to saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons, such as gasoline vapours. Stannous alkoxide (particularly iso–propoxide) and tin 2–ethyl hexanoate in solution have been used for fabrication of tin oxide films on alumina substrates with two pre–fabricated gold electrodes. For achieving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Often Should Gas Detectors be Calibrated and by Whom?

    Calibration frequency is one of the most commonly asked questions concerning the use of gas detection instruments. Common factors to consider when deciding how frequently to calibrate are: type of sensor, type of gas detector (fixed vs. portable), the required use and accuracy of the detector, manufacturer’s recommendations, how confident you are about the functioning of your instrument ...

  • Hydrogen annealing ovens case study

    Application Moisture is measured in hydrogen annealing ovens. Problem Hydrogen gas is used in annealing furnaces manufacturing stainless steel and other metal parts. High-moisture concentrations in the hydrogen will oxidize the metal, resulting in an unusable product with a surface finish that is too dark. Equipment Any ...

  • The Other Side of Zirconium Oxide case study

    Regular Fuel Efficiency Applications Separate Oxygen and Combustibles Sensors In standard flue gas applications for Thermox analyzers, the user generally tries to extract the maximum energy from the fuel and transfers as much of that energy as possible to the process. These applications require the process to be operated as efficiently as possible by keeping both oxygen (excess air) and ...

  • System of systems analytic hierarchy and stochastic optimisation design

    A formulated methodology of developing the system of systems analytical hierarchy and optimisation flow order is presented. The design problem is modelled as a multi-level hierarchical optimisation problem. The multi-levels such as, super system level, system level and subsystem level are defined. Based on the idea of system of systems, each system performance criteria can be decomposed into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Idex Environnement’s Biogas plant at Amiens - Case Study

    The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in Amiens is operated by Idex Environment. The biogas is derived from the municipal solid waste (MSW) originating from the local area. Clarke Energy has delivered a full turnkey installation for this site, creating renewable energy. The engines supplied for this project are two JGMC ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Ultra-fast growth of the monocrystalline zinc oxide nanorods from the aqueous solution

    A new inexpensive method of the ultra-fast growth of ZnO nanorods from the aqueous solution is described. This environment friendly and fully reproducible method allows growth of nanorods in about 1–3 min time on various substrates, without any catalyst or complexing agent. The substrates need to be coated with a layer of gold droplets, which nucleate the growth. Growth temperature does not ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biogas in Asia

    The development of biogas production and monitoring has had many twists and turns, from its early days in Germany to the heady days of support through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).   The fall in the price of carbon credits, which rewarded reduction in emissions of methane (CH4) - a potent greenhouse gas - and use of methane from waste as renewable energy, has hit Asia ...


    By Geotech

  • Performance characteristics of a Thin-film aluminum oxide humidity sensor - Case Study

    Summary A laboratory study was made of the performance of a miniature-size, thin-film aluminum oxide humidily sensor over a range of ambient temperatures from 0°C to 40°C and encompassing humidities from 40 to 78,000 parts per million by volume (ppm-v). Hysteresis and temperature effects of the sensors were obtained from tests performed at ambient temperatures 40°C, 25°C and ...

  • 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

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