Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Dermot Diamond
Alan F. Smeaton
C Foley
Eoin Hurrell
T Phelan
Cormac Fay
Dylan Orpen

Subjects

Environment

Topics
solid waste landfill gases real time remote monitoring chemical detectors carbon dioxide analytical chemistry

Remote monitoring of landfill gases from solid waste landfill (2011)

Abstract Landfill gas is primarily made up from Methane (CH4) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Global methane emissions from landfill are estimated to be between 30 and 70 million tonnes each year. Methane makes landfill gas explosive when it is present in the 5-15% concentration range. Landfill directives state that licensed landfills in the UK and Ireland should never exceed a concentration of 1% for CH4 and 1.5% for CO2, at perimeter borehole wells[1]. However, the EPA has cited large noncompliance with suggested targets [2]. This is partly due to the single point nature of the CH4 and CO2 sampling, and also the low sampling frequency. This research group has developed a dual autonomous CH4 and CO2 sensor, and has successfully run extensive field trials over the last 2 years. Currently using the system, three live data streams are being populated logging methane and carbon dioxide values in real-time on three different landfill sites.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Analytical chemistry
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Submitted
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Chemical detectors
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Diamond, Alan F. Smeaton, C Foley, Eoin Hurrell, T Phelan, Cormac Fay, Dylan Orpen

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Dermot Diamond
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 607
 
2
Alan F. Smeaton
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 492
 
3
Colum Foley
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 25
 
4
Thomas Phelan
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 19