6. Electronic Nose Technology and Applications

  1. Kevin Goodner2 and
  2. Russell Rouseff3
  1. Marion Bonnefille

Published Online: 21 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444343137.ch6

Practical Analysis of Flavor and Fragrance Materials

Practical Analysis of Flavor and Fragrance Materials

How to Cite

Bonnefille, M. (2011) Electronic Nose Technology and Applications, in Practical Analysis of Flavor and Fragrance Materials (eds K. Goodner and R. Rouseff), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444343137.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sensus, LLC, Hamilton, USA

  2. 3

    IFAS, Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. Alpha MOS, Toulouse, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139168

Online ISBN: 9781444343137



  • electronic nose technology and applications;
  • ‘electronic sensing,’ and human senses - sensor arrays, and pattern recognition systems;
  • ‘electronic eyes,’ developments - biometric applications, and iris recognition;
  • electronic noses, using sensor-arrays - reaction to volatile compounds, on contact;
  • commonly used sensors, metal oxide semiconductors (MOS), CP, quartz crystal microbalance, SAW, and MOSFET;
  • aroma assessment, human sensory analysis - or gas chromatography (GC, GC/MS);
  • Alpha MOS Fox electronic nose with autosampler;
  • some detection thresholds, in the literature - CP, Quartz microbalance sensors (QMB), SAW sensors;
  • market and applications - application range;
  • FOX E-Nose operating conditions - for benzoin gum analysis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Human Smell and Electronic Noses

  • Techniques to Analyze Odors/Flavors

  • The Main Criticisms Directed at the Electronic Nose

  • Market and Applications

  • References