Quantification of carcinogenic odor of formaldehyde with electronic nose technology

Muhammad Hassan, Muhammad Umar, Amine Bermak, Amine Ait Si Ali, Abbes Amira

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Abstract

Based on recent experimental discoveries about a link between the length of exposure to formaldehyde and cancers of the lymphatic and hematopoietic systems, we present a low-cost and compact solution for monitoring formaldehyde in the environment by using electronic nose technology. This solution is centered on an array of gas sensors and a regression method. It has the potential to be deployment friendly, and can be used for long-Term monitoring, which is not economically feasible with the currently available methods for formaldehyde quantification. As a case study, we integrate eight low-cost commercial gas sensors to acquire signatures of formaldehyde exposure within a target concentration range from 0.25 to 2.5 ppm. For the quantification, a support vector regression method is used on the experimental data, quantifying it with a mean square error of 0.00097 in the target concentration range.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISSE 2016 - 2016 International Symposium on Systems Engineering - Proceedings Papers
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007936
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2016
Event2nd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2016 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Oct 20165 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference2nd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period3/10/165/10/16

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