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Resonant photoacoustic detection of NO2 with an LED based sensor

 
: Weber, Christian; Kapp, Johannes; Schmitt, Katrin; Pernau, Hans-Fridtjof; Wöllenstein, Jürgen

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Proceedings. MDPI AG 2 (2018), Nr.13, Art. 1036, 4 S.
ISSN: 2504-3900
Eurosensors Conference <32, 2018, Graz>
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IPM ()
resonant photoacoustic sensor; LED; NO2 detection

Abstract
In times of steadily increasing air pollution especially in urban areas, the monitoring of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) has gained in importance and with it the search for compact, low-cost sensors. We present a novel approach to measure NO2 in sub-ppm concentrations with a photoacoustic sensor utilizing a T-shaped resonance cell. An inexpensive single LED with a peak wavelength of 410 nm was used as radiation source and the acoustic detection was done with a commercial MEMS microphone. For optimal coupling of the divergent LED light into the cell, the T-shaped resonator was developed and fabricated with rapid prototyping methods. The resonator shows a acoustic Q-factor >10 while having nearly no zero gas signal.

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