Greenhouse Gas Monitoring in Agriculture Practices
Agriculture activity is a major contributor of GHG emissions, representing an estimated 13 % of global anthropogenic (resulting from human activities) emissions. With the world population in permanent increase and always more people in the developing countries aiming at a richer and more diverse food (including meat and dairy products), the agricultural sector has had to face the challenges of Global Warming for several decades already.
LumaSense Technologies provides advanced gas measurement solutions to the science communities which are carrying out important research programs worldwide. By a systematic characterization of the emission rates, they populate the large databases that are used in the fine modeling of the environmental footprint of agricultural activities. Those studies also aim at quantifying the dependency of emissions with regard to different farming practices, hence providing the rationale to select and promote the best environmental practices.
Accurate and sensitive multi-gas monitors to quantify emissions of greenhouse gas and ammonia in animal husbandry.
Robust, sensitive, and accurate multi-gas monitors for direct in-field measurement of soil gas flux in order to assess and compare various soil systems.
Ammonia Emission Monitoring for Livestock Housing
When released in the atmosphere, ammonia is also known to cause severe environmental impacts such as soil acidification and water eutrophication. Emissions monitoring is hence becoming enforced in many geographies and large husbandry facilities are now being considered as any industrial plants with a need to inventory and report the environmental emissions.
Furthermore, at concentrations usually found in livestock facilities (<100 ppm), ammonia acts as a chronic stressor that directly influences the growth of healthy young animals.
Overall, investing in an Ammonia Gas Detector or gas monitoring system to reduce and control airborne ammonia has a rapid return on investment from increased growth and yield.
With ANDROS gas modules, LumaSense offers OEM solutions based on the NDIR technology.
System integrators will benefit from:
Best-in-class performance for a NDIR sensor whose functional architecture has been optimized
Excellence of IR spectroscopy technique and superior lifetime in comparison with EC sensors
30+ years of experience by a pioneer in the industry