Kirsanov, D, Mukherjee, S, Pal, S, Ghosh, K, Bhattacharyya, N, Bandyopadhyay, R, Jendrlin, M, Radu, A, Zholobenko, V, Dehabadi, M and Legin, A (2021) A Pencil-Drawn Electronic Tongue for Environmental Applications. Sensors, 21 (13). ISSN 1424-8220

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We report on the development of a simple and cost-effective potentiometric sensor array that is based on manual "drawing" on the polymeric support with the pencils composed of graphite and different types of zeolites. The sensor array demonstrates distinct sensitivity towards a variety of inorganic ions in aqueous media. This multisensor system has been successfully applied to quantitative analysis of 100 real-life surface waters sampled in Mahananda and Hooghly rivers in the West Bengal state (India). Partial least squares regression has been utilized to relate responses of the sensors to the values of different water quality parameters. It has been found that the developed sensor array, or electronic tongue, is capable of quantifying total hardness, total alkalinity, and calcium content in the samples, with the mean relative errors below 18%.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic tongue, environmental monitoring, multisensor system, potentiometric sensors, zeolite
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 15:11
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 15:16

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