Laser-Based Monitoring of Fugitive Gases
Project period: 09/2015 - 08/2016
To date, there exists no standard laser technique to quantify fugitive atmospheric emissions from biogas plants and other industrial sources. Current research identifies open path spectrometry together with inverse dispersion modeling as a powerful technique for ugitive emission quantification. The objective of this project is to develop a user-friendly “plug-andplay” system for fugitive emissions onitoring. Boreal Laser’s new spectrometer will be modified and ntegrated with a dispersion algorithm to enable the quantification of fugitive emission from industrial sources such as biogas plant. DBFZ will then test the system and work on its optimization. This will lead to an emissions measurement protocol that should become a standard emissions measurement tool for service providers. This project will be art of the larger EU ERA-NET Bioenergy Project.
Boreal Laser Inc.
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Products: Laser-based gas detectors/greenhouse gas monitors
detectors. Gas leak detection is the process of identifying
potentially hazardous gas leaks using sensors. The company’s
systems monitor and quantify gas emissions in large spaces
like gas plants, landfill sites and agricultural operations, where
the emissions can come from multiple sources. Boreal Laser’s
detection technology can do this for critical hazardous gas or
toxic gas detection applications, including greenhouse gas
emissions. If a critical gas level is reached, an alert is sent to
alarms and cell phones with situation specific details available
on a website. The company’s GasFinder systems have grown
into a family of high precision industrial monitoring solutions
for any scale of operation and have become an accepted
technology in 40 countries to date.
Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH (DBFZ)
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Research area: Bioenergy Systems, Biochemical Conversion, Thermo-chemical Conversion and Biorefineries