Research facilitation and management for Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore industry
Lead PI: Dr. Kristin Poduska
Organization: Memorial University
Start date: 2010
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.