Automated carbon dioxide measurement via miniaturised chemical reaction chambers under mechatronic control

Maxwell, Andrew Douglas and Hancock, Nigel and Tran-Cong, Thanh (2000) Automated carbon dioxide measurement via miniaturised chemical reaction chambers under mechatronic control. In: Mechatronics and machine vision. Robotics and Mechatronics Series (3). Research Studies Press, Baldock, Hertfordshire, England, pp. 135-142. ISBN 0 86380 261 3

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Abstract

[Abstract]: We demonstrate in this paper that by using a miniature chemical reaction vessel under adaptive mechatronic control, it is possible to design and construct a low-cost carbon dioxide measurement system which is potentially suitable for commercial application (in particular as sacrificial, single-mission instrumentation packages in horticultural cargo monitoring). Operation of the instrument is described and the need for adaptive features outlined. Performance results are illustrated and limitations noted. In addition, the results of a preliminary fluid-mechanical simulation of the reaction chamber are presented and directions for improvements noted.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Published version deposited with permission of the Editor. 2 print copies held in USQ Library at call no. 621 Mec.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 00:28
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 01:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: mechatronic sensing, carbon dioxide measurement turbidity measurement, intelligent instrumentation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5570

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