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Gas Sensors: Developments, Efficacy and Safety
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Editors: Xiaotun Qiu (School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA)
Book Description:
Gases are the key components in many industrial and domestic activities. The specific demand for gas detection and monitoring has emerged particularly as the awareness of the requirements to protect the environment has grown. Gas sensors can find applications in numerous fields, such as in fire detectors, leakage detectors, controllers of ventilation in cars and planes, and alarm devices warning the overcoming of threshold concentration values of hazardous gases. The current research to enhance the two basic functions (recognizing a particular gas and transducing the gas recognition into a sensing signal) of gas sensors is an indispensable tool to create new technologies which are compatible with sustainable society. This book collects chapters from a number of experts in the gas sensing field with different research backgrounds. It can serve as a useful reference for researchers to have a comprehensive understanding of the development of gas sensors and the trends for future investigation. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface
(Xiaotun Qiu, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ USA)

Chapter 1. ZnO gas sensor - functionality and performance
(N. H. Al-Hardan, M.J. Abdullah, and A. Abdul Aziz, School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia)pp.1-18

Chapter 2. Sensing characteristics of zirconia based amperometric NOx sensor using perovskite-type oxide sensing electrode
(Taro UEDA, and Seiji TAKAHASHI, Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Nagoya, Japan)pp.19-34

Chapter 3. Fiber optic-based hydrogen gas sensors with Pd/WO3 thin films
(Minghong Yang, and Jixiang Dai, National Engineering Lab for Optical Fiber Sensing Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China)pp.35-62

Chapter 4. Gas Sensors: From Macro to Nano
(Cyrus Zamani, and Sara Abdollahzadeh-Ghom, Dept. of Electronica, Universitat de Barcelona, Marti Franques, 1, Barcelona, Spain)pp.63-92

Chapter 5. Material science of SnO2-based oxide systems: chemical ways to improve sensor performance
(R.G. Pavelko, University of Tuebingen, Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry, Auf der Morgenstelle 15, Tuebingen, Germany)pp.93-138

Chapter 6. Electronic differential nose for recognition of similar smells
(Kazimierz Brudzewski, and Stanislaw Osowski, Warsaw University of Technology, and Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland)pp.139-164

Chapter 7. Relative humidity QCM sensor based on PEDOT-PSS [Poly(3,4-ethylendioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate)] polymer films
(N. Donato, D. Aloisio, A. Bonavita, and G.Neri, Department of Matter Physics and Electronic Engineering, and Dept. of Industrial Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Univ. of Messina, Contrada di Dio, Vill. S. Agata, Messina Italy)pp.165-178

Chapter 8. Microelectronic sensors for hydrogen gas detections at elevated temperatures: devices, materials, and mechanisms
(Chi Lu, and Ping Yu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA; Metabolism Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD USA)pp.179-202

Chapter 9. Solid State Hydrogen Gas Sensors: Applications at Different Temperatures
(S. Basu, and P. Bhattacharyya, IC Design and Fabrication Center, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India; Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science University, West Bengal, India)pp.203-250

Chapter 10. Novel Effects of Mn2+ on Catalytic Enhancement of the Inactive Form of Fe (III) Heme-bound Ec DOS, a Heme-regulated Phosphodiesterase from Escherichia coli
(Atsuko Honjo, Hiroto Takahashi, Madoka Sekimoto, Jotaro Igarashi, and Toru Shimizu, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)pp.251-262

Index pp.263-271

   Series:
      Safety and Risk in Society
      Gases - Characteristics, Types and Properties
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 271.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-829-2
   Status: AV
  
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