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NOTSOGRN

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:28:12 AM

University of Adelaide researchers are developing a new type of laser system that will monitor methane, the main component of natural gas, levels across large areas. This will provide a useful tool for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions.

The system has the potential to detect methane leaks from long-distance underground gas pipelines and gas fields, including coal seam gas extraction operations, and to measure methane emissions from animal production.
The researchers, based in the University's Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, have conducted a preliminary study and are developing the laser system for further testing.

"We hope to accurately measure methane concentrations up to a distance of 5km," says project leader Dr David Ottaway,...
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 2:13:54 AM

So should we kill all the livestock and have one last big BBQ?
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:06:22 PM

Good luck regulating cattle.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:26:25 AM

Cattle are huge methane producers, so I do my part to reduce methane, I eat cows! (Grin)
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:56:34 AM

good for the aussies eh?
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CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:28:01 AM

Will it also detect people's farts?
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:26:19 AM

Interesting.
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markcayer
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:30:23 AM

I wonder if this technology can be used in and around fracking fields to determine if gas may be seeping into peoples homes or into public buildings like schools?
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:28:49 AM

Nice way to capture more fuel.
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kx250
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:15:42 AM

to save the world from global warming
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Pnissenvee
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:03:15 AM

What does this have to do with gas prices?
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:57:24 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:55:47 AM

Good use of high tech.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:54:43 AM

gas is $3.39 today
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:33:40 AM

Test them near mexican restaurants :) .
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GreatGraphics
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:33:03 AM

Sounds like its being branded as an environmental tool that will really be used to locate shallow pockets of NG for frackers
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:20:24 AM

Good to know
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:16:16 AM

okay
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:01:00 AM

He should be on the market before there is leakage
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:43:36 AM

every rear end leaks methane...no laser needed to detect that! lol
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:43:08 AM

Cool...
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:35:26 AM

Sounds good
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:57:27 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:01:49 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:48:47 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:15:18 AM

I lived in a cow community. Talk about poor air quality.... The people were an afterthought compared to the cows.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:45:13 AM

Very interesting article. Well worth the read.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:43:56 AM

Most methane comes from cows! So can this be used as a cow detector?
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