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Development of a new technique for ultrasensitive detection of gases and its use to monitor the level of methane in the atmosphere.

In July, 2013 EIT+ Wrocław Research Centre started the project “Development of a new technique for ultrasensitive detection of gases and its use to monitor the level of methane in the atmosphere”, funded by the Foundation for Polish Science under the Homing Plus Program. Its main objective is to develop methods of laser gas detection.

The project will be implemented in the newly opened EIT + laboratory situated on Pracze Odrzańskie in Wrocław. Ongoing research will focus on creating a prototype system for remote detection of methane in the atmosphere based on the new measurement technique called CLaDS (Chirped Laser Dispersion Spectroscopy). The interest in methane results, among others, from the key role that it plays in shaping the Earth’s climate.

Leak detection of methane (both during extraction and transmission) is also of economic importance. This makes the results of the project interesting to both scientists (e.g. climatologists) and companies involved in extractive industries (particularly mining and gas transmission). Furthermore, a measuring technique may be readily adapted to detection of other compounds present in the atmosphere, e.g. steam or carbon oxides and nitrogen.

The project manager is dr inż. Michal Nikodem (michal.nikodem@eitplus.pl), and in the research work will also participate grant holders in the course of writing their master’s theses.
Term of completion: 30 June 2015

The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

Posted by Agata Kołacz, Posted on 09.06.2016
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