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Landfill gas monitoring at borehole wells using an autonomous environmental monitoring system

Kiernan, Breda M. and Beirne, Stephen and Fay, Cormac and Diamond, Dermot (2008) Landfill gas monitoring at borehole wells using an autonomous environmental monitoring system. Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 43 . pp. 166-171. ISSN 2010-376X

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Abstract

An autonomous environmental monitoring system(Smart Landfill) has been constructed for the quantitative measurement of the components of landfill gas found at borehole wells at the perimeter of landfill sites. The main components of landfill gas are the greenhouse gases, methane and carbon dioxide and have been monitored in the range 0-5 % volume. This monitoring system has not only been tested in the laboratory but has been deployed in multiple field trials and the data collected successfully compared with on-site monitors. This success shows the potential of this system for application in environments where reliable gas monitoring is crucial.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Additional Information:In: The 5th International Conference on Climate Change and Global Warming 2008, Heidelberg, Germany, September 24th-26th 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental monitoring; greenhouse gas; landfill gas; sensor deployment;
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
Physical Sciences > Environmental chemistry
Physical Sciences > Detectors
Engineering > Environmental engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Publisher:World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Official URL:http://www.waset.org/journals/waset/v43.php
Copyright Information:© 2008 WASET.ORG
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency
ID Code:658
Deposited On:20 Oct 2008 11:22 by Breda Kiernan. Last Modified 29 Aug 2013 14:31

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