Application areas for outdoor co2 sensor

The air on which mankind depends is a mixture of gases in the earth’s atmosphere, consisting mainly of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% rare gases and impurities.

Oxygen in the air is essential for all oxygen-demanding organisms. All animals need to breathe oxygen, while plants use airborne carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, and carbon dioxide is the only source of carbon for nearly all plants.

 

The most important physiological role of carbon dioxide is to provide carbon for photosynthesis, so the amount of carbon dioxide in the air has a significant impact on plant growth. Studies have also shown that low levels of carbon dioxide are not toxic, while high levels can be toxic to animals.

FS00302-5
NDIR CO2 Sensor Module FS00302

Outdoor co2 sensor applications

In recent years, with the continuous emergence and development of technology and instruments for measuring gas concentration, the application field of outdoor co2 sensor has become more and more extensive, both indoor and outdoor has a wide range of applications, today we will introduce the carbon dioxide sensors are mainly used in which scenes.

Outdoor carbon dioxide monitoring
Outdoor carbon dioxide monitoring

Greenhouse Farming Monitoring

Vegetables need carbon dioxide concentration generally 1000~1500ppm. therefore, carbon dioxide deficit in plastic greenhouses becomes an important factor affecting the yield of vegetables in plastic greenhouses. Installation of outdoor co2 sensors in plastic greenhouses can ensure timely alarm in case of carbon dioxide deficiency, so as to use gas fertilizer to ensure high quality and high yield of vegetables, edible fungi, flowers, traditional Chinese medicines and so on.

 

Some large-scale farms, such as cattle, pig and chicken factories are in some enclosed or semi-enclosed environments. A large number of livestock will exhale a large amount of carbon dioxide, and if ventilation measures are not taken in time, the high concentration of carbon dioxide will lead to hypoxia, depression, fatigue, anorexia, and slow growth of animals. At the same time, the lack of air movement can easily lead to reduced immunity and disease outbreaks in livestock.

Carbon dioxide gas sensors are installed in greenhouse farms to monitor carbon dioxide concentration, and when the concentration of carbon dioxide in the farm reaches a certain amount, the exhaust system can be activated to replace the fresh air and provide a good breeding environment for livestock growth.

Greenhouse Farming Monitoring
Greenhouse Farming Monitoring

Industrial Exhaust Gas Control

As the economy grows and industrialization increases, human activities (e.g. burning of fossil fuels and deforestation) exacerbate the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations. There are also industrial companies that use chimneys or exhaust gases in their combustion and production processes, where large amounts of CO2 gas are discharged through openings in pipes. These make global warming one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today.

The greenhouse effect brought about by the increase in carbon emissions is quietly affecting people’s living environment, such as the increase in pests and diseases, sea level rise, climate anomalies, and the increase in the area of desertification. The country has also been strictly controlling the emission of harmful gases including greenhouse gases in recent years.

Therefore, it is necessary to monitor the concentration of flue gases when industrial exhaust gases are discharged, and carbon dioxide gas sensors for detecting carbon dioxide concentration can be installed in chimneys to strictly control the amount of carbon dioxide concentration in exhaust gases.

Industrial Exhaust Gas Control
Industrial Exhaust Gas Control

Indoor Air Testing

In today’s society, people are paying more and more attention to the living environment, and the testing of indoor air quality has become a hot topic. If the indoor population is dense, the air does not circulate, or there is gas or coal stove burning, coupled with human respiration, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air rises, and the oxygen content decreases with it, which will result in varying degrees of poisoning symptoms.

Indoor gaseous pollutants are carcinogenic, teratogenic and other hazards to the human body, and airborne microorganisms are also prone to cause a variety of allergic diseases. Therefore, many indoor places will install air purifiers or fresh air systems to ensure air circulation and improve the comfort level.

Outdoor co2 sensor can detect harmful gases in the air and provide real-time information on indoor air quality to ensure a good living environment.

Indoor Air Testing
Indoor Air Testing

The use of carbon dioxide gas sensors can be found everywhere in our daily life environment, such as kindergartens, schools, office buildings, shopping malls, supermarkets, stations, hospitals and other public places. Monitoring carbon dioxide concentration through carbon dioxide sensors can improve air quality, which in turn improves learning and work efficiency, among other things.