Congratulations to Fiachra Collins, Dylan Orpen, Eoghan McNamara, Cormac Fay and Dermot Diamond who won the Best Paper Award at the 2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS) 2013. Their winning paper was entitled Landfill Gas Monitoring Network – Development of Wireless Sensor Network Platforms. SENSORNETS 2013 took place in Barcelona, Spain, on February 19-21. Dr Fiachra Collins also chaired one of the sessions in addition to presenting the poster.
Numerous successful deployments have been demonstrated in the past two years as funded under the EPA STRIVE programme, involving several landfill facilities in Ireland and Scotland. Furthermore, the scope of application of this sensor technology has been expanded by monitoring of a wastewater treatment plant in São Paulo, Brazil, a development that has been generating substantial interest from the local water utility agency. The significant commercial potential is to be further explored in a new phase of funding under Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund.