Liquefied Petroleum Gas Advantages And Disadvantages

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The increase in the development of the technology and the human race, people failed to take care about the surrounding in which they live in. Thus, most people polluted the environment and thereby reducing the quality of the place which can be harmful to them. Even though, there are several aspects of pollution such as soil, air and water pollution can be detect visually and by tasted. For air pollution that cause by certain gas, it cannot be detect as it odorless, tasteless and colorless. Some of gases are useful in our daily life. It makes our daily life become easier and save time.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is one of the common alternative fuels used in world today. It is a mainstay for heating and cooking in Malaysia. LPG gas is a fossil fuel, like oil and natural gas. It can be refined from oil and natural gas the same way gasoline is refined from crude oil (Grabianowski, 2005). There are two main types of LPG are butane and propane. They are only used in their pure form for test purposes, and are supplied as commercial butane or commercial propane, which are mixtures of the gas with other gases added to improve the working characteristics (Treloar, 2010). The advantages of LPG gas are most of propane comes from domestic sources, less expensive than gasoline and potentially lower toxic, carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and non methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) emissions.

Combustion gas involves a chemical reaction. It will produce heats as the gas reaction changes into a new compound. A compound is a substance with more than one kind of atom (Senese 2010). Combustion byproducts enter buildings and homes directly from the use of unvented kerosene and gas space heaters, gas fireplaces, gas stoves, indoor use of ch...

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... acts similarly to a microcontroller unit. It is an open-source electronic prototype platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software with high performance and special features. Further explanation on this unit will discuss in chapter 2 and 3. For the sensing circuit system, there is MQ-2 which uses to detect two type of gas which is Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and combustion gas. The outputs of the system are, LEDs and exhaust fan. Global System for Mobile technology (GSM) will use as communication system to sent alert to the authorized person.

For software programming, it will categorize into two which is:
i. Adruino programming ii. GSM programming

Arduino software is used to write the programming for the Arduino board microcontroller. While, GSM programming will use certain library in order to allow the system sent the alert to mobile phone.
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