Landfill Gas Monitoring Network - Development of Wireless Sensor Network Platforms

Fiachra Collins, Dylan Orpen, Eoghan McNamara, Cormac Fay, Dermot Diamond

Abstract

A wireless sensor network has been developed for the application of landfill gas monitoring, specifically sensing methane, carbon dioxide and extraction pressure. This collaborative work with the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has been motivated by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as aiming to improve landfill gas management and utilisation. This paper describes the preliminary findings of an ongoing trial deployment of multiple sensing platforms on an active landfill facility; data has been acquired for nine months to date. The platforms have operated successfully despite adverse on-site conditions, with validity demonstrated by reasonably strong correlation with independent on-site measurements. The increased temporal and spatial resolution provided by distributed sensor platforms is discussed with regard to improving landfill gas management practice.

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in Harvard Style

Collins F., Orpen D., McNamara E., Fay C. and Diamond D. (2013). Landfill Gas Monitoring Network - Development of Wireless Sensor Network Platforms . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS, ISBN 978-989-8565-45-7, pages 222-228. DOI: 10.5220/0004314502220228


in Bibtex Style

@conference{sensornets13,
author={Fiachra Collins and Dylan Orpen and Eoghan McNamara and Cormac Fay and Dermot Diamond},
title={Landfill Gas Monitoring Network - Development of Wireless Sensor Network Platforms},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,},
year={2013},
pages={222-228},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004314502220228},
isbn={978-989-8565-45-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks - Volume 1: SENSORNETS,
TI - Landfill Gas Monitoring Network - Development of Wireless Sensor Network Platforms
SN - 978-989-8565-45-7
AU - Collins F.
AU - Orpen D.
AU - McNamara E.
AU - Fay C.
AU - Diamond D.
PY - 2013
SP - 222
EP - 228
DO - 10.5220/0004314502220228