Special Issue "Monitoring of Odorous Compounds in the Environment"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2008)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ki-Hyun Kim
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-Ro, Seoul 133-791, Korea
Website: http://environment.cafe24.com/
E-Mail: kkim61@hanyang.ac.kr
Phone: +82 2 2220 2325
Fax: +82 2 2220 1945
Interests: environmental monitoring; volatile organic compounds; reduced sulfur compounds; carbonyls

Special Issue Information

All types of sensors applicable to the determination of odorous compounds in various environmental matrices (e.g., air, water, and soil) will be covered in this special issue. In recent years, the assessment of odor pollution is generally made either by indirect means such as quantitative analysis based on instrumental detection or by the use of direct (sensory or olfactory) methods. As a primary means to control odor pollution from various emission sources, quantitative analysis of the offensive odorous compounds is considered as the primary task. Many advances have in fact been achieved in the instrumental detection of odorous compounds with the employment of delicate analytical systems. However, sensor techniques yet suffer significantly from low sensitivity or interference problems. More efforts are hence desirable to improve our application of sensor techniques to the detection and accurate quantification of odorous compounds under the various environmental settings.


  • environmental monitoring
  • air
  • water
  • soil
  • malodor
  • nuisance
  • olfactory sensing

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , , ,  and
Sensors 2008, 8(10), 6303-6320; doi:10.3390/s8106303
Received: 11 September 2008; in revised form: 7 October 2008 / Accepted: 8 October 2008 / Published: 9 October 2008
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by , ,  and
Sensors 2008, 8(4), 2208-2222; doi:10.3390/s8042208
Received: 14 January 2008; Accepted: 27 March 2008 / Published: 28 March 2008
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