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Sensors 2017, 17(11), 2671; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17112671

Different Ways to Apply a Measurement Instrument of E-Nose Type to Evaluate Ambient Air Quality with Respect to Odour Nuisance in a Vicinity of Municipal Processing Plants

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Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 G. Narutowicza Str., 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Gdańsk, Al. Hallera 107, 80-416 Gdańsk, Poland
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Department of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 G. Narutowicza Str., 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
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Received: 30 September 2017 / Revised: 13 November 2017 / Accepted: 17 November 2017 / Published: 19 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electronic Tongues and Electronic Noses)
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This review paper presents different ways to apply a measurement instrument of e-nose type to evaluate ambient air with respect to detection of the odorants characterized by unpleasant odour in a vicinity of municipal processing plants. An emphasis was put on the following applications of the electronic nose instruments: monitoring networks, remote controlled robots and drones as well as portable devices. Moreover, this paper presents commercially available sensors utilized in the electronic noses and characterized by the limit of quantification below 1 ppm v/v, which is close to the odour threshold of some odorants. Additionally, information about bioelectronic noses being a possible alternative to electronic noses and their principle of operation and application potential in the field of air evaluation with respect to detection of the odorants characterized by unpleasant odour was provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensors and biosensors; bioelectronic nose; robots; drones; portable devices; odorants sensors and biosensors; bioelectronic nose; robots; drones; portable devices; odorants
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Szulczyński, B.; Wasilewski, T.; Wojnowski, W.; Majchrzak, T.; Dymerski, T.; Namieśnik, J.; Gębicki, J. Different Ways to Apply a Measurement Instrument of E-Nose Type to Evaluate Ambient Air Quality with Respect to Odour Nuisance in a Vicinity of Municipal Processing Plants. Sensors 2017, 17, 2671.

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