Updated: Apr 25, 2020
Vertical Farming and microgreens are becoming popular, especially in urban areas. What we want to focus on today is having the right CO2 for your microgreens to yield the best product.
CO2 sensors are an essential equipment for tracking and controlling conditions in vertical farming. Sensors may be used to automate control systems. Therefore, continually monitoring and maintaining CO2 levels, offering ideal plant growth conditions without the need for human involvement. Let's face it, we need to sleep some of the times.
The most common solutions for monitoring indoor CO2 levels are non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) CO2 sensors. In an NDIR CO2 sensor, infrared light is conveyed through a tube of air to an infrared detector. The detector recognizes the light that was not absorbed by the CO2 present in the tube, and the concentration of atmospheric CO2 is measured.
The NDIR CO2 sensors are mainly popular as they deliver accurate CO2 measurements which are comparatively inexpensive, easy to operate, and easy for non-experts to set up.
The new GasBoxNG from Edinburgh Sensors is a ready-to-use NDIR CO2 sensor that is perfect for vertical farming applications. It employs a pseudo dual beam NDIR measurement system to provide better stability and reduced long-term drift, with least optical complexity. Therefore, the GasBoxNG provides fast and reliable CO2 measurements. The useful CO2 data provided by the GasBoxNG can be transferred to atmospheric control systems using an optional RS232 communication interface.
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