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

Maxwell, Andrew 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 (3). Research Studies Press, Baldock, United Kingdom, pp. 135-142. ISBN 0-86380-261-3

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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.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 00:28
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 00:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: mechatronic sensing; carbon dioxide measurement;turbidity measurement; intelligent instrumentation
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
03 Chemical Sciences > 0301 Analytical Chemistry > 030107 Sensor Technology (Chemical aspects)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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