These pages give a general idea about biogas, landfill technology and biomass technology. There are more specific sections about biogas production and measurement technology. Biogas is one of the great hopes for the future as a replacement for natural gas or other energy sources. Biogas can be formed by the anaerobic fermentation of animal waste or vegetable remains. This can be either genuine waste, or planted for the purpose of producing gas. Biogas, in the form of a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide, is formed by basically the same process in a landfill site. This gas can also be collected and used as a source of power. There are other ways of producing energy from biological products. These include direct use of biomass for combustion, pyrolysis to produce gas and all the mixtures and allied technologies that are related to these.
A short description of some of the components of a standard flue gas analyser. This is kept fairly short and is only meant tobe a rough guide complementing the more detailed descriptions available on other pages. The illustrations make it possibly easier to read for those unfamiliar with the technology.
This section is a brief look at the different technologies available for measuring gas concentrations in modern instruments. The electrochemical sensor is still the mainstay of gas analysis, although the infrared sensors have long been common in continuous emissions monitors, and are now starting to appear in portable units. Other types of sensor are used in different industries and these will also be considered, particularly where oxygen is concerned.
Information about gas dryers and coolers together with infrared gas analysers, heated hoses and all other accessories. As the instruments become more advanced and complicated, so do does the ancilliary equipment needed to make them work as they should. Sample conditioning is now essential for many types of measurement. The section on infrared measuring methods is incresed regularly as new methods are added to the range.
This section covers mainly measurement of carbon dioxide for air quality control, either in the form of demand controlled ventilation or carbon dioxide supplementation in greenhouses. A description of "sick building syndrome", caused mainly by excessive levels of carbon dioxide is also included.
Advice about some of the technology such as OEM systems, a glossary of terms and suggestions about website design and promotion. This section should help those just starting out in the branch to find their feet more quickly.
There is little point in having the best technology to measure gas concentrations if a large proportion of the sample is lost on the way.
Here you will find information about flue gas analysis in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Chinese. Apologies for any typing errors etc. Please do not be offended and do take the chance to visit the linked websites. You should find that the spelling there is slightly better! If you have an article published in one of these languages, then it can be placed here without any problems.
For those who use mobile phones to find information there will be pages made to use this technology. I am still learning how to do it, so please do not expect the world! The newer mobile phones have better displays and can show good, clear graphics, but the standard for the language has not yet been decided, so I do not really wish to use it yet.