Special Issue "Electronic Noses for Biomedical Applications and Environmental Monitoring II"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jesus Lozano
Guest Editor
Escuela de Ingenierías Industriales. Universidad de Extremadura. Av. Elvas s/n. Badajoz, Spain
Interests: chemical sensors; biosensors; electronic intrumentation; pattern recognition; machine learning; electronic nose technology; Internet of Things
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electronic noses are bioinspired instruments that mimic the biological sense of smell. They are based on the use of gas sensors or biosensors combined with pattern recognition methods. Both topics have experienced great advances in the last few years: Chemical sensors have improved their metrological parameters, such as the limit of detection, the linearity of the response signal, sensitivity, selectivity, response time, and repeatability, while the second topic involves the development of advanced embedded or remote signal and data analysis techniques, including big data and cloud computing. One of the main advantages of the use of electronic noses is their reduced cost, size, and the fact that they are easy to use, compared to traditional measurement systems, without the need for prior separation of the particular components of a gaseous mixture, which significantly reduces the time for a single analysis. For these reasons, the area of possible applications of electronic olfaction has been increasing over time. This Special Issue is devoted to the most recent technical developments in the area of electronic nose technology, including their design, the chemical sensors and biosensors used, instrumentation systems for laboratory or field monitoring, personal systems and wearables, innovative data processing techniques, and also their implementation, in particular for biomedical applications and environmental monitoring.

Scope of the Special Issue:

  • New sensor solutions applied in electronic noses;
  • Nanotechnology and novel materials applied to gas sensors and biosensors;
  • Novel instrumentation systems for electronic noses;
  • New methodology approaches in the use of advanced data processing methods;
  • Correction and compensation of sensor drift and humidity and other effects;
  • Application of electronic noses in biomedical applications;
  • Application of electronic noses in environmental monitoring,

This Special Issue aims to highlight the most recent advances of electronic noses for biomedical applications and environmental monitoring. Reviews and original research papers are all welcome.

Dr. Jesus Lozano
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Chemical sensor
  • Biosensor
  • Nanotechnology
  • Data processing techniques
  • Volatile organic compounds

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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