Methane Sensor for Control and Automation
EISG Project Title: Methane Sensor for Control and Automation
EISG Grant Number: 02-08
PIER Area: Strategic Energy Research
Principal Investigator: Mourad Baraket
Contact Information: Phone: (212) 217-2222, email: Carthagois@aol.com
Organization: Carthago International Solutions, Inc.
Grant Amount: $75,000
Grant Term: 12 Months
Proposes to research the feasibility of a new gas sensor for the detection and measurement of methane to control/automate the operation of fuel cells.
§ A bench-scale sensor prototype will be fabricated for extensive tests to determine the sensor performance. The optimal design and operating parameters in the CH4 concentration range of 10-80 volume % will be determined.
§ Potential to increase the conversion efficiency of power generators at an estimated rate of 10 to 15%.
§ Potential to provide a safe and reliable way of collecting biogas for green power generation.