Field experiments to detect methane gas in water

Mon 18 Sep 2023 14:35

At the end of August, associate professor Claes Mattson and industrial doctoral student Bakhram Gaynullin conducted a field measurement outside Essvik, south of Sundsvall. The purpose was to see if it is possible to measure methane gas that dissolves in water in the form of bubbles from fibre banks.

Två män står och arbetar med en demonstrator vid vatten.

Listen to Claes Mattsson talk about the field experiments

Methane gas is a potent greenhouse gas that accounts for one-fifth of global warming. Methane gas is formed during the decomposition of organic materials in oxygen-poor environments, for example from waste plants, fibre banks, rice plantations and agriculture. Along the coast outside Sundsvall there are fibre banks, which are a remnant from the pulp industry.

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