Fiber optic sensing system for monitoring of coal waste piles in combustion

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Year:
2014
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Authors:
  • Viveiros, D
  • Ribeiro, J
  • Carvalho, JP
  • Ferreira, J
  • Pinto, AMR
  • Perez-Herrera, RA
  • Diaz, S
  • Lopez-Gil, A
  • Dominguez-Lopez, A
  • Esteban, O
  • others,
Volume:
9157
Book title:
OFS2014 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Pages:
91573O-91573O
Organization:
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Month:
June
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Abstract:
The combustion of coal wastes resulting from mining is of particular environmental concern and therefore the importance of the proper management involving real-time assessment of their status and identification of probable evolution scenarios is recognized. Continuous monitoring of combustion temperature and emission levels of certain gases opens the possibility to plan corrective actions to minimize their negative impact in the surroundings. Optical fiber technology is well-suited to this purpose and in this work it is described the main attributes of a fiber optic sensing system projected to gather data on distributed temperature and gas emission in these harsh environments.