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Recent advances in laser gas sensors for applications to safety monitoring in intelligent coal mines

Gong, W., Hu, J., Wang, Z. , Wei, Y., Li, Y., Zhang, T., Zhang, Q., Liu, T., Ning, Y., Zhang, W. & Grattan, K. T. V. ORCID: 0000-0003-2250-3832 (2022). Recent advances in laser gas sensors for applications to safety monitoring in intelligent coal mines. Frontiers in Physics, 10, article number 1058475. doi: 10.3389/fphy.2022.1058475


Due to the extremely complex working conditions, various health and safety hazards are present in underground coal mines, which cause economic losses and heavy casualties. Among these hazards, methane gas explosion and coal combustion are recognized as the two major hazards to miners. Traditional electronic sensors in mine safety monitoring systems have problems such as low precision, a large amount of maintenance, and monitoring dead zones. In the past decade, gas sensors based on tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) have been extensively studied and tailored for use in the coal mine industry because of their advantages of high sensitivity, high stability, fast response, intrinsic safety, and remote monitoring. This invited paper introduces the recent progress and typical applications of TDLAS-based methane sensors, carbon monoxide sensors, and multi-gas monitoring systems in coal mine gas monitoring, fire prevention, and early warning in intelligent coal mines.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: ©2022 Gong,Hu,Wang,Wei,Li,Zhang, Zhang, Liu, Ning, Zhang and Grattan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Publisher Keywords: coal mine safety; gas sensor; TDLAS; methane; carbon monoxide; multi-gas
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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