Highly selective amperometric sensors for carbon monoxide detection in exhaust gas

Chanadda Phawachalotorn, Oravan Sanguanruang, Tatsumi Ishihara

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    An amperometric electrochemical sensor based on LaGaO 3 was demonstrated as highly sensitive to carbon monoxide (CO) in the temperatures ranging from 300 °C to 500 °C. In the present study, various Fe-doped LaGaO 3 electrolytes (La 0.8Sr 0.2Ga 0.8Mg 0.2-xFe xO 3; x = 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.2 and La 0.8Sr 0.2Ga 1-xFe xO 3; x = 0.10, 0.15, 0.2, 0.3) coupled with Au10 wt%-In 1.9Sn 0.1O 3 (ITO955) and RuO 2-La 0.6Sr 0.4CoO 3 (LSC64) as the electrode catalysts were investigated. Highest sensitivity was achieved at 8.83 mA/decade (at 500 °C) by doping 15 mol% Fe into electrolyte (denoted as LSGF 828515) among the examined electrolytes. The sensitivities of all studied sensors were high and the current increased with increasing CO concentration. The sensors were fast, highly sensitive to CO and almost insensitive to other coexisting gases such as CH 4, CO 2, and H 2. Therefore, this sensor can be used for CO monitoring of exhaust gas from a small indoor combustion source.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)635-640
    Number of pages6
    JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 3 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Instrumentation
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Materials Chemistry


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