Research facilitation and management for Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore industry

Low Cost Ceramic Sensors for Characterization of Fugitive or Flare Emissions

Lead PI:  Dr. Kristin Poduska
Organization:  Memorial University

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End date:    2012
Subject Category: Health, Safety & The Environment

The primary objective of this project is to assess the feasibility of using ceramic sensors for qualitative detection of fugitive and flare emissions, including nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide or volatile organic compounds, with targeted application for petroleum offshore facilities.  This project will move a proof of concept technology (technology readiness level 1 (TRL 1)) to the Environment Tested Prototype stage (TRL 4).  In the long term, the use of emission sensors offshore shall contribute to the design of waste gas management systems and identify key issues in waste gas management.

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