A Novel, Low-Cost, Portable PID Sensor for Detection of VOC†
AbstractA low cost portable photoionization (PID) sensor was successfully designed and manufactured. Unlike existing commercial PID sensors, our device provides two outputs, one associated with the total chemical components and a second that provides some level of compositional information. We believe that this makes this sensor system more useful than a standard PID, with a similar, if not lower, cost point. Our PID sensor was tested with gas concentrations down to 2 ppm isobutylene. These results indicate that the limit of detection will be well below 1 ppm. Further detection tests were carried out with ethanol, acetone and isobutylene, which showed similar sensitivities. Compositional measurements were also undertaken and the results presented shows our sensor can discriminate successfully between low concentration isobutylene and 2-pentanone.
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Agbroko, S.O.; Covington, J. A Novel, Low-Cost, Portable PID Sensor for Detection of VOC. Proceedings 2017, 1, 482.
Agbroko SO, Covington J. A Novel, Low-Cost, Portable PID Sensor for Detection of VOC. Proceedings. 2017; 1(4):482.Chicago/Turabian Style
Agbroko, Samuel O.; Covington, James. 2017. "A Novel, Low-Cost, Portable PID Sensor for Detection of VOC." Proceedings 1, no. 4: 482.
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