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In-situ monitoring of carbon dioxide emissions from a diesel engine using a mid-infrared optical fibre sensor
Author(s): Elfed Lewis; John Clifford; Colin Fitzpatrick; Gerard Dooly; Weizhong Zhao; Tong Sun; Ken Grattan; James Lucas; Martin Degner; Hartmut Ewald; Steffan Lochmann; Gero Bramann; Edoardo Merlone-Borla; Flavio Gili
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Paper Abstract

A robust optical fibre based CO2 exhaust gas sensor operating in the mid infrared spectral range is described. It is capable of detecting on board carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from both diesel and petrol engines. The optical fibre sensor is not cross sensitive to other gaseous species in the exhaust such as water vapour (H2O), carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) or oxides of sulphur (SOx).The response of the sensor to carbon dioxide present in the exhaust of Fiat Croma diesel engine are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 77534P (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885186
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Elfed Lewis, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
John Clifford, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Colin Fitzpatrick, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Gerard Dooly, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Weizhong Zhao, The City Univ. (United Kingdom)
Tong Sun, The City Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ken Grattan, The City Univ. (United Kingdom)
James Lucas, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Martin Degner, Univ. Rostock (Germany)
Hartmut Ewald, Univ. Rostock (Germany)
Steffan Lochmann, Hochschule Wismar (Germany)
Gero Bramann, Hochschule Wismar (Germany)
Edoardo Merlone-Borla, Ctr. Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. (Italy)
Flavio Gili, Ctr. Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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