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High performance CO2 measurement based on pressure modulation


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Conference/Workshop Paper


In this paper, a three-gas detection system with a environmental parameter compensation method is proposed based on Non-dispersive infra-red (NDIR) technique, which can be applied to detect multi-gas (methane, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide). In this system, an IR source and four single-channel pyroelectric sensors are integrated in the miniature optical gas chamber successfully. Inner wall of the chamber coated with Au film is designed as paraboloids. The infrared light is reflected twice before reaching to detectors, thus increasing optical path. Besides, a compensation method is presented to overcome the influence in variation of environment (ambient temperature, humidity and pressure), thus leading to improve the accuracy in gas detection. Experimental results demonstrated that detection ranges are 0–50,000 ppm for CH4, 0–44,500 ppm for CO, 0–48,000 ppm for CO2 and the accuracy is ±0.05%.


author = {Xu Wang},
title = {High performance CO2 measurement based on pressure modulation},
month = {September},
year = {2010},
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