A Microprocessor-Controlled Nitrogen-Dioxide Sensing System

Wilson, Alan and Wright, John D. and Chadwick, Alan V. (1991) A Microprocessor-Controlled Nitrogen-Dioxide Sensing System. In: Eurosensors 4 / Technology And Applications Of Sensors. Elsevier conferences, 4. Elsevier Science SA, Karlsruhe pp. 499-504. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The electrical conductivity of semiconducting phthalocyanine films shows excellent sensitivity to electron-acceptor gases and in principle provides the basis for a low-cost, low power-requirement, compact sensing system for nitrogen dioxide. However, such films suffer a number of disadvantages, including slow response and reversal, reduced response in humid conditions and, in some cases, chemical reactivity following exposure to high NO2 concentrations or for long periods. We now report the development of a microprocessor-controlled sensing system which has been shown to minimize the influence of these disadvantages. The instrument operates on the principle of controlling the sampling and sensor operating conditions so as to maintain reproducible kinetics, optimum conditions for minimizing humidity effects and minimal risk of reaction with NO2. The results of experiments designed to determine these optimum operating conditions will be summarized and the construction and evaluation of a prototype instrument incorporating these features will be described.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2009 19:24
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 13:56
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22801 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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