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Sensors 2017, 17(7), 1520; doi:10.3390/s17071520

Review of Portable and Low-Cost Sensors for the Ambient Air Monitoring of Benzene and Other Volatile Organic Compounds

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European Commission—Joint Research Centre, 21027 Ispra, Italy
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VSL Dutch Metrology Institute, 2629 JA Delft, The Netherlands
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Laboratory for Measurement Technology, Universitaet des Saarlandes, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
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Received: 26 April 2017 / Revised: 16 June 2017 / Accepted: 23 June 2017 / Published: 28 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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This article presents a literature review of sensors for the monitoring of benzene in ambient air and other volatile organic compounds. Combined with information provided by stakeholders, manufacturers and literature, the review considers commercially available sensors, including PID-based sensors, semiconductor (resistive gas sensors) and portable on-line measuring devices as for example sensor arrays. The bibliographic collection includes the following topics: sensor description, field of application at fixed sites, indoor and ambient air monitoring, range of concentration levels and limit of detection in air, model descriptions of the phenomena involved in the sensor detection process, gaseous interference selectivity of sensors in complex VOC matrix, validation data in lab experiments and under field conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: PID based sensors; semiconductor and amperometric sensor; mini GC; portable on-line measuring devices; benzene; volatile organic compounds PID based sensors; semiconductor and amperometric sensor; mini GC; portable on-line measuring devices; benzene; volatile organic compounds
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Spinelle, L.; Gerboles, M.; Kok, G.; Persijn, S.; Sauerwald, T. Review of Portable and Low-Cost Sensors for the Ambient Air Monitoring of Benzene and Other Volatile Organic Compounds. Sensors 2017, 17, 1520.

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