TV channel Nauka (Science) reported about the new satellite technology developed by AltSU scientists

15 January 2020 Department of Information and Media Communications
The popular science educational channel Nauka reported that scientists of Altai State University developed satellite technology for estimating the amount of associated petroleum gas (APG) burned in flare units.

The satellite technology developed by the Altai State University specialists allows to remotely identify a number of characteristics of the operation of flare units: the temperature of the mixture being burned, flame area, power of the heat radiation source and the amout of APG burned.

Monitoring is carried out at night in the visible and near/thermal infrared bands. The technology was already successfully tested and demonstrated to the Surgutneftegas delegation. Director of the Altai State University Space Monitoring Center, Professor Anatoly Lagutin, notes that, based on the proposed solution, the experts were able to remotely install working flare units and estimate the amount of combusted APG in these units in Western Siberia.

According to the developers, the advantage of the new technology lies in the fact that it is easy to apply it for a comparative analysis of a large number of emission sources simultaneously in large areas, including remote ones.

The researchers hope that this technology will be of interest to both Russian oil and gas companies and government authorities, whose competencies include issues of state regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and absorptions. One of the priority tasks of the national project "Science" is the practical use of the results of scientific research and development in the real sector of the economy.

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