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Journal Articles Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Year : 1999

Gas sensors for automotive pollution control


The detection of the gases produced by the cars becomes an important objective for different applications as urban pollution control or for the development of car exhaust devices. The use of gas sensors can contribute to reach such objectives. At the moment, the performances of the gas sensors available on the market especially SnO2 sensors are often not sufficient to satisfy these needs. The major limitations are dependent on their poor selectivity and stability. Some examples of such problems are presented through field experiments in both types of applications and some feasible improvements of the sensors are discussed. In urban pollution monitoring, it is necessary to take into account the irreversible action of SO2. The dual response to oxidising or reducing gases is a difficult problem to solve, especially for the NO gases. Solutions with metallic filters above the sensing material are currently studied. In order to be able to use x directly the sensors in the car exhausts, new types of sensors are developed mainly on the basis of electrochemical devices. An example of such new sensor is exposed with experimental results obtained on car exhausts.

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emse-00432704 , version 1 (17-11-2009)



Christophe Pijolat, Christophe Pupier, Muriel Sauvan, Guy Tournier, René Lalauze. Gas sensors for automotive pollution control. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 1999, 59 (2-3), pp.195-202. ⟨10.1016/S0925-4005(99)00220-8⟩. ⟨emse-00432704⟩
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