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Nascido em 1956. Licenciado em Física, ramo de Física Aplicada Óptica e Electrónica.

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2017

ECOAL Project-Delivering Solutions for Integrated Monitoring of Coal-Related Fires Supported on Optical Fiber Sensing Technology

Autores
Ribeiro, J; Viveiros, D; Ferreira, J; Lopez Gil, A; Dominguez Lopez, A; Martins, HF; Perez Herrera, R; Lopez Aldaba, A; Duarte, L; Pinto, A; Martin Lopez, S; Baierl, H; Jamier, R; Rougier, S; Auguste, JL; Teodoro, AC; Goncalves, JA; Esteban, O; Santos, JL; Roy, P; Lopez Amo, M; Gonzalez Herraez, M; Baptista, JM; Flores, D;

Publicação
APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL

Abstract
The combustion of coal wastes resulting from mining is of particular environmental concern, and the importance of proper management involving real-time assessment of their status and identification of probable evolution scenarios is recognized. Continuous monitoring of the combustion temperature and emission levels of certain gases allows for the possibility of planning corrective actions to minimize their negative impact on the surroundings. Optical fiber technology is well suited to this purpose and here we describe the main attributes and results obtained from a fiber optic sensing system projected to gather data on distributed temperature and gas emissions in these harsh environments.

2015

Ammonia sensing system based on wavelength modulation spectroscopy

Autores
Viveiros, D; Ferreira, J; Silva, SO; Ribeiro, J; Flores, D; Santos, JL; Frazao, O; Baptista, JM;

Publicação
Photonic Sensors

Abstract
A sensing system in the near infrared region has been developed for ammonia sensing based on the wavelength modulation spectroscopy (WMS) principle. The WMS is a rather sensitive technique for detecting atomic/molecular species, presenting the advantage that it can be used in the near-infrared region by using the optical telecommunications technology. In this technique, the laser wavelength and intensity were modulated by applying a sine wave signal through the injection current, which allowed the shift of the detection bandwidth to higher frequencies where laser intensity noise was typically lower. Two multi-pass cells based on free space light propagation with 160 cm and 16 cm of optical path length were used, allowing the redundancy operation and technology validation. This system used a diode laser with an emission wavelength at 1512.21 nm, where NH3 has a strong absorption line. The control of the NH3 gas sensing system, as well as acquisition, processing and data presentation was performed. © 2015, The Author(s).

2015

Fiber Optic Sensing System for Temperature and Gas Monitoring in Coal Waste Pile Combustion Environments

Autores
Viveiros, D; Ribeiro, J; Ferreira, J; Lopez Aldaba, A; Pinto, AMR; Perez Herrera, RA; Diaz, S; Lopez Gil, A; Dominguez Lopez, A; Esteban, O; Martin Lopez, S; Auguste, JL; Jamier, R; Rougier, S; Silva, SO; Frazao, O; Santos, JL; Flores, D; Roy, P; Gonzalez Herraez, M; Lopez Amo, M; Baptista, JM;

Publicação
24TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPTICAL FIBRE SENSORS

Abstract
It is presented an optical fiber sensing system projected to operate in the demanding conditions associated with coal waste piles in combustion. Distributed temperature measurement and spot gas sensing are requirements for such a system. A field prototype has been installed and is continuously gathering data, which will input a geological model of the coal waste piles in combustion aiming to understand their dynamics and evolution. Results are presented on distributed temperature and ammonia measurement, being noticed any significant methane emission in the short time period considered. Carbon dioxide is also a targeted gas for measurement, with validated results available soon. The assessment of this technology as an effective and reliable tool to address the problem of monitoring coal waste piles in combustion opens the possibility of its widespread application in view of the worldwide presence of coal related fires.

2015

Monitoring of coal waste piles with fiber optic sensing technology

Autores
Viveiros, D; Ribeiro, J; Ferreira, J; Pinto, AMR; Perez Herrera, RA; Diaz, S; Lopez Gil, A; Dominguez Lopez, A; Esteban, O; Martins, HF; Martin Lopez, S; Baierl, H; Auguste, JL; Jamier, R; Rougier, S; Santos, JL; Flores, D; Roy, P; Gonzalez Herraez, M; Lopez Amo, M; Baptista, JM;

Publicação
exp.at 2015 - 3rd Experiment International Conference: Online Experimentation

Abstract
Coal has been for centuries a central energy source to fulfill industrial and domestic needs. Its large scale extraction produced huge amount of debris that were piled in the neighboring of the mines, quite often going into combustion triggered by events like forest fires or lightning. When in this state it can continue for years, releasing substantial emissions of toxic and greenhouse gases with recognized impact in the environment and, more serious in the short term, in the life quality of the populations located nearby. Continuous monitoring of combustion temperature and emission levels of certain gases opens the possibility to plan corrective actions to minimize their negative impact. Optical fiber technology is well-suited to this purpose and here it is described the main attributes of a fiber optic sensing system projected to gather data on distributed temperature and gas emission in these harsh environments. © 2015 IEEE.

2014

Environmental monitoring of S. Pedro da Cova waste pile: Combustion temperature [Monitorização ambiental de escombreira de S. Pedro da Cova: Temperatura de combustão]

Autores
Ribeiro, J; Viveiros, D; Ferreira, J; Santos, JL; Baptista, JM; Flores, D;

Publicação
Comunicacoes Geologicas

Abstract
Despite the socio-economic importance of mining in Douro Coalfield, the coal exploitation and utilization originated impacts on the environment. From these stands out the S. Pedro da Cova waste pile which is self-burning since 2005. The potential environmental impacts associated with this coal waste pile include: air pollution caused by the gaseous emissions and dispersion of solid particles; pollution of soils, surface and groundwater caused by mobilization of solid particles, leaching of hazardous elements, dissolution of neoformed and deposition of solid particles; landslides and mass movements also caused the weathering agents, and deterioration of vegetation that may also be due to the acid drainage. The main objective of this work is the combustion temperature monitoring in S. Pedro da Cova waste pile using the infrared thermography technique. The acquired results during the temperature monitoring campaigns allow the study of the dynamics and evolutionary scenarios of the self-burning process in the coal waste pile, contributing to a precise definition of the risks to the environment and human health. © 2014, LNEG – Laboratório Nacional de Geologia e Energia IP.