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Optimization of working conditions for perovskite-based gas sensor devices by multiregression analysis

TitoloOptimization of working conditions for perovskite-based gas sensor devices by multiregression analysis
Tipo di pubblicazioneArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Anno di Pubblicazione2019
AutoriZaza, F., Pallozzi V., and Serra Emanuele
RivistaJournal of Nanotechnology
Parole chiaveCarbon monoxide, Carbon monoxide concentration, Chemical sensing technology, Chemical sensors, Environmental technology, Factor analysis, Flow of gases, Gas detectors, Gases, Metals, Monitoring and controlling, Multi-regression analysis, Multiple regression analysis, Optimum working conditions, Perovskite, Productive efficiencies, Regression analysis, Semi-conducting metal oxides

Environmental degradation and resource depletion drive scientific research priorities to develop technologies for sustainable productive systems. Among them, chemical sensing technology plays a key role for regulating energetic, ecological, and productive efficiency by monitoring and controlling the industrial processes. Semiconducting metal oxide sensors are particularly attractive technology because of their simplicity in function, small size, and projected low cost. The aim of this work is to synthesize Ti-substituted lanthanum ferrite perovskite, LaFe 0.8 Ti 0.2 O 3 , in order to develop a resistive sensor device for monitoring carbon monoxide. Since sensor performances are affected by experimental factors, such as temperature, target gas concentration, and gas flow rate, the aim of the authors was to define the optimum working condition by performing multiple regression analyses. The investigated ranges of operating conditions were temperature from 300 to 480°C, carbon monoxide concentration from 100 to 200 ppm, and inlet-gas flow rate from 40 to 100 cm 3 /min. The results confirm that the applied systematic analysis is a powerful method for studying the direct and indirect effects of every experimental factor on sensor performance and for computing mathematical models with predictive ability, that are useful tools for defining the optimum chemiresistors' operating conditions. In addition, mathematical models are able to be used as multiple-factor surface calibration for restive gas sensor devices. © 2019 Fabio Zaza et al.


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