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Remote real-time monitoring of subsurface landfill gas migration

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Abstract


  • The cost of monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites is of major concern for regulatory authorities. The current monitoring procedure is recognised as labour intensive, requiring agency inspectors to physically travel to perimeter borehole wells in rough terrain and manually measure gas concentration levels with expensive hand-held instrumentation. In this article we present a cost-effective and efficient system for remotely monitoring landfill subsurface migration of methane and carbon dioxide concentration levels. Based purely on an autonomous sensing architecture, the proposed sensing platform was capable of performing complex analytical measurements in situ and successfully communicating the data remotely to a cloud database. A web tool was developed to present the sensed data to relevant stakeholders. We report our experiences in deploying such an approach in the field over a period of approximately 16 months. © 2011 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

UOW Authors


  •   Fay, Cormac
  •   Doherty, Aiden R. (external author)
  •   Beirne, Stephen
  •   Collins, F (external author)
  •   Foley, Colum (external author)
  •   Healy, John (external author)
  •   Kiernan, Breda M. (external author)
  •   Lee, Hyowon (external author)
  •   Maher, Damien (external author)
  •   Orpen, D (external author)
  •   Phelan, Thomas (external author)
  •   Qiu, Zhengwei (external author)
  •   Zhang, Kirk (external author)
  •   Gurrin, Cathal (external author)
  •   Corcoran, Brian (external author)
  •   O'Connor, Noel E. (external author)
  •   Smeaton, A F (external author)
  •   Diamond, Dermot (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Fay, C., Doherty, A. R., Beirne, S. T., Collins, F., Foley, C., Healy, J., Kiernan, B. M., Lee, H., Maher, D., Orpen, D., Phelan, T., Qiu, Z., Zhang, K., Gurrin, C., Corcoran, B., O'Connor, N. E., Smeaton, A. F. & Diamond, D. (2011). Remote real-time monitoring of subsurface landfill gas migration. Sensors, 11 (7), 6603-6628.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79960771470

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/editor.cgi?window=abstract&article=7110&context=scipapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/3768

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Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 6603

End Page


  • 6628

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 7

Abstract


  • The cost of monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites is of major concern for regulatory authorities. The current monitoring procedure is recognised as labour intensive, requiring agency inspectors to physically travel to perimeter borehole wells in rough terrain and manually measure gas concentration levels with expensive hand-held instrumentation. In this article we present a cost-effective and efficient system for remotely monitoring landfill subsurface migration of methane and carbon dioxide concentration levels. Based purely on an autonomous sensing architecture, the proposed sensing platform was capable of performing complex analytical measurements in situ and successfully communicating the data remotely to a cloud database. A web tool was developed to present the sensed data to relevant stakeholders. We report our experiences in deploying such an approach in the field over a period of approximately 16 months. © 2011 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

UOW Authors


  •   Fay, Cormac
  •   Doherty, Aiden R. (external author)
  •   Beirne, Stephen
  •   Collins, F (external author)
  •   Foley, Colum (external author)
  •   Healy, John (external author)
  •   Kiernan, Breda M. (external author)
  •   Lee, Hyowon (external author)
  •   Maher, Damien (external author)
  •   Orpen, D (external author)
  •   Phelan, Thomas (external author)
  •   Qiu, Zhengwei (external author)
  •   Zhang, Kirk (external author)
  •   Gurrin, Cathal (external author)
  •   Corcoran, Brian (external author)
  •   O'Connor, Noel E. (external author)
  •   Smeaton, A F (external author)
  •   Diamond, Dermot (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Fay, C., Doherty, A. R., Beirne, S. T., Collins, F., Foley, C., Healy, J., Kiernan, B. M., Lee, H., Maher, D., Orpen, D., Phelan, T., Qiu, Z., Zhang, K., Gurrin, C., Corcoran, B., O'Connor, N. E., Smeaton, A. F. & Diamond, D. (2011). Remote real-time monitoring of subsurface landfill gas migration. Sensors, 11 (7), 6603-6628.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79960771470

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/editor.cgi?window=abstract&article=7110&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/3768

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 6603

End Page


  • 6628

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 7