Materials Today: Proceedings, 2017, Vol.4(5), pp.5893-5897
A 400 m soil test field with gas injection system was built up, which enables an experimental validation of linear membrane-based gas sensors – a sensor technology which was developed based on the selective permeation of gases through membranes. Several soil watering and injection experiments with carbon dioxide at different days with varying boundary conditions were performed showing that the sensor behaves mostly insensitive to the environmental conditions investigated, i.e., barometric pressure fluctuations, soil temperature, air temperature and humidity, sun duration, and wind speed. Furthermore, depending on water infiltration, a gas phase displacement could be observed in-situ based on the changed measurement signal. The results of the validation experiments highlight the potential of the method for rapid leak detection and localization qualifying the sensor particularly for safety applications, e.g., in underground gas storage areas.
Distributed Linear Sensor ; Membrane-Based Gas Sensing ; Subsurface Monitoring ; Gas Storage Areas ; Validation
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