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Total Environment Surveillance Sensors

Objective

This project aims to develop low-cost instrumentation to enable process companies to achieve environmental compliance more cheaply. Emission and imission monitoring will be designed for easy integration into the higher system level.

The main objectives of the project are to:

- develop low-cost, high accuracy and high reliability sensors for comprehensive atmospheric emission and imission monitoring
- provide a significant improvement in data collection
- address the key generic monitoring needs identified by the TENPRO (6169) project.

Emission monitoring will be achieved by developing advanced semiconductor gas sensors. Novel semiconductor materials and constructions will be allied with embedded signal processing techniques to produce self-validating instruments for process operating environments.

Imission monitoring will be addressed by a device using OTIM (optical transform image modulation). The key advance in the basic technology is the use of ambient radiation for excitation, rather than cumbersome laser/reflector arrangements. This enables low-cost passive monitoring of wide areas in the open atmosphere. This will be developed together with array detection in a form suitable for deriving gas dispersion images in real time, thus providing a completely new and valuable capability in the field. This will be enhanced and developed together with the embedded signal processing needed to provide measurements in an industrially usable form. Just one system will provide a similar quality of information as supplied by hundreds of point sensors.

Coordinator

IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES PLC
Address
Millbank Imperial Chemical House
SW1P 3JF London
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

CHELSEA INSTRUMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Central Avenue 55
KT8 2QZ West Molesey
Capteur Sensors and Analysers Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
66 Milton Park
OX14 4RY Abingdon
ENDRESS & HAUSER CONDUCTA
Germany
Address
Dieselstraße 24
70839 Gerlingen
Edp - Electricidade de Portugal
Portugal
Address
Av. Estados Unidos Da America 55
1700 Lisboa
Mentec International UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Mentec House York Way
HP12 3PY High Wycombe
SENTER FOR INDUSTRIFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Forskningsveien 1, 124
0314 Oslo
Sieger Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Hatch Pond House 4 Stinsford Road Nuffield Estate
BH17 7RZ Poole
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gordon Street, 20
WC1H OAJ London