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A Wireless Hybrid Chemical Sensor for Detection of Environmental Volatile Organic Compounds

Abstract A wireless hybrid device for detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been developed. The device combines a highly selective and sensitive tuning-fork based detector with a pre-concentrator and a separation column. The selectivity and sensitivity of the tuning-fork based detector is optimized for discrimination and quantification of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX) via a homemade molecular imprinted polymer, and a specific detection and control circuit. The device is a wireless, portable, battery-powered, and cell-phone operated device. The device has been calibrated and validated in the laboratory and using selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SFIT-MS). The capability and robustness are also demonstrated in so... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Chen, Cheng (Author) / Tao, Nongjian (Advisor) / Chae, Junseok (Committee member) / Forzani, Erica (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / chemical sensor / environmental / hybrid / portable / VOCs / wireless
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 36 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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