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Sensors in the Measurement of Toxic Gases in the Air

Industrial Hygiene

  1. Serge Zhuiykov

Published Online: 10 JAN 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a1320.pub2

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Zhuiykov, S. 2014. Sensors in the Measurement of Toxic Gases in the Air. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. 1–34.

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  1. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

  1. Update based on the original article by William A. Groves, Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, © 2000, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2014


The use of state-of-the-art chemical sensors for accurate measurement of the toxic gases in air has been increased over the last decade owing to the growing public awareness of the hazards associated with many airborne chemicals, toughening the legislation in various countries toward the reduction of the pollutants' emission and continuous advancements in the development of new measuring concepts and nanomaterials for sensing electrodes (SEs).(1–19) This article provides an overview of the major sensor types with specific examples of the utilization of nanostructured materials for their SEs. Examples of the different sensors and their improved characteristics have been discussed.