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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 425; doi:10.3390/proceedings1040425

Performance Evaluation of Low-Cost BTEX Sensors and Devices within the EURAMET Key-VOCs Project

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European Commission—Joint Research Centre, I-212027 Ispra (VA), 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, Saarbruecken Campus A5 1, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 29 August 2017
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Abstract

The KEY-VOCs project is a EURAMET joint research project focused on key Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in air. One of its activities is the evaluation of sensors-based measurement systems. In Europe, the monitoring of benzene in ambient air is mandatory as set by the European Directive for air quality (AQD) [1]. This Directive states that the reference method of measurement shall consist of active or on-line sampling followed by gas chromatography [2]. These methods are time consuming, expensive to implement and not easily portable prohibiting more local estimation of the population exposure. However, the AQD allows using indicative measurements with higher uncertainty than those of the reference methods. Sensor systems are good candidates for indicative methods with the additional ability of near-to real-time measurements.
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. Performance Evaluation of Low-Cost BTEX Sensors and Devices within the EURAMET Key-VOCs Project. Proceedings 2017, 1, 425.

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