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Water vapour emission in vegetable fuel: absorption cell measurements and detection limits of our CO2 Dial system
Author(s): C. Bellecci; L. De Leo; P. Gaudio; M. Gelfusa; T. Lo Feudo; S. Martellucci; M. Richetta
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Paper Abstract

Forest fires can be the cause of serious environmental and economic damages. For this reason a considerable effort has been directed toward the forest protection and fire fighting. In the early forest fire detection, Lidar technique present considerable advantages compared to the passive detection methods based on infrared cameras currently in common use, due its higher sensitivity and ability to accurately locate the fire. The combustion phase of the vegetable matter causes a great amount of water vapour emission, thus the water molecule behaviour will be studied to obtain a fire detection system ready and efficient also before the flame propagation. A first evaluation of increment of the water vapour concentration compared to standard one will be estimated by a numerical simulation. These results will be compared with the experimental measurements carried out into a cell with a CO2 Dial system, burning different kinds of vegetable fuel. Our results and their comparison will be reported in this paper.

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Date Published: 3 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6367, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing II, 63670I (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687821
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C. Bellecci, Univ. of Rome, Tor Vergata (Italy)
L. De Leo, Crati s.c.r.l. (Italy)
P. Gaudio, Univ. of Rome, Tor Vergata (Italy)
M. Gelfusa, Univ. of Rome, Tor Vergata (Italy)
T. Lo Feudo, Crati s.c.r.l. (Italy)
S. Martellucci, Univ. of Rome, Tor Vergata (Italy)
M. Richetta, Univ. of Rome, Tor Vergata (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6367:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing II
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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