SME Climate Hub

Multiple Gas Detection

At present, QLM’s quantum gas camera can detect either methane (CH₄) or carbon dioxide (CO₂), the most important greenhouse gases, and the subject of emissions reduction targets across the oil and gas industry. As the single-photon detection (SPAD) technology behind the quantum gas camera expands, it will become possible to produce cameras that will monitor other gas species. 

In the oil and gas industry, ethane (C2H5), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are highly relevant gases to monitor. Reagent gases such as such as ethyne (C2H2), ethylene (C₂H₄) and propylene (C₃H₆) contribute to pollution and poor air quality, as do nitrogen species such as ammonia (NH3) and nitrous oxide (N2O) and nitrogen and sulfer oxides (NOx, SOx).