Electrochemical sensor for detection of multiple environmental contaminants through advanced signal processing

Subhadeep Chakraborty, Michael P. Manahan, Jr., Matthew M. Mench

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Abstract

The possibility of large-scale attacks using chemical warfare agents (CWAs) has exposed the critical need for fundamental research enabling the reliable, unambiguous, and early detection of trace CWAs and toxic industrial chemicals. This paper presents an unique approach for identification and classification of environmental contaminants by perturbing an electrochemical (EC) sensor with an oscillating potential rather than static voltage levels for extraction of statistically rich information from the current response. The dynamic response, being a function of the degree and mechanism of contamination, is then processed with a symbolic dynamic filter for extraction of representative patterns, which are then classified using a trained neural network. The approach presented in this paper promises to extend sensing power and sensitivity of these EC sensors by augmenting and complementing the sensor technology with state-of-the-art embedded real time signal processing capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 6th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2012
Pages605-610
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 6th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2012 - Kolkata, India
Duration: Dec 18 2012Dec 21 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST
ISSN (Print)2156-8065
ISSN (Electronic)2156-8073

Other

Other2012 6th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2012
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityKolkata
Period12/18/1212/21/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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