Special Issue "Odor Detection: Electronic Nose, Olfactometer, and Advanced Instrumentation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012).
Interests: environmental & biomedical monitoring; air quality & Environmental Engineering; material engineering; coordination polymers; Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Sensors: Direct and Indirect Sensing of Odor and VOCs and Their Control
Special Issue in Sensors: Sensing of Toxic and Hazardous Metals in Various Environmental Media
Special Issue in Sensors: Sensing of Scent, Fragrance, Smell, and Odor Emissions from Biota Sources
Special Issue in Sensors: Modern Technologies for Sensing Pollution in Air, Water, and Soil
Special Issue in Sensors: The Use of New and/or Improved Materials for Sensing Applications
Special Issue in Environments: Volatile Organic Compounds in Environment
Special Issue in Environments: Odor and VOCs: Human Perception, Sensing, and Treatment
Special Issue in Sensors: Metal-Organic Frameworks for Various Sensing Applications
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advanced or Conventional Materials as Sorbent
Special Issue in Sensors: Nanomaterials for Environmental and Biological Monitoring
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advanced or Conventional Materials as Sorbent Ⅱ
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: MOF-Based Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis and Applications
The monitoring of odorants is often considered a crucial element in the assessment of indoor and outdoor air quality. This is because many odorants exert adverse impacts on human health and comfort, while some can also participate in the formation of photochemical smog. Considering their socio-economic impact, a number of odorants have recently been designated as criteria offensive odorants in many countries. Both qualitative and quantitative detection of odorous pollutants in all environmental matrices (e.g., air, water, and soil) has always been a challenge because of their highly reactive nature and presence in complex matrices at a wide concentration range. More efforts are thus needed to improve our application of sensing techniques to the detection and accurate evaluation of various odorants. This special issue aims to present articles emphasizing more than one of all the available tools to detect odor phenomena or individual odorants: (1) sampling techniques for odor (and odorants), (2) olfactometric approach, (3) electronic nose, (4) other sensing tools and techniques, and (5) advanced instrumentation (e.g., combination of thermal desorption with GC-MS or MS-MS, GC-GC, etc).
Prof. Dr. Ki-Hyun Kim
- electronic nose