Description"Electronic noses" are instruments which mimic the sense of smell. Consisting of olfactory sensors and a suitable signal processing unit, they are able to detect and distinguish odors precisely and at low cost. This makes them very useful for a remarkable variety of applications in the food and pharmaceutical industry, in environmental control or clinical diagnostics and more.
The scope covers biological and technical fundamentals and up-to-date research. Contributions by renowned international scientists as well as application-oriented news from successful "e-nose" manufacturers give a well-rounded account of the topic, and this coverage from R&D to applications makes this book a must-have read for e-nose researchers, designers and users alike.
CHEMICAL SENSING IN HUMANS AND MACHINES
ODOUR HANDLING AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMOSENSORS
SIGNAL CONDITIONING AND PREPROCESSING
PATTERN ANALYSIS FOR ELECTRONIC NOSES
COMMERCIAL E-NOSE INSTRUMENTS
OPTICAL ELECTRONIC NOSES
HAND-HELD AND PALM-TOP MICROSENSOR SYSTEMS FOR GAS ANALYSIS
INTEGRATED E-NOSE AND MICROSYSTEMS FOR CHEMCIAL ANALYSIS
ELECTRONIC TONGUES AND COMBINATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL SENSES
DYNAMIC PATTERN RECOGNITION METHODS AND SYSTEM INDENT.
DRIFT COMPENSATION,STANDARDS, CALIBRATION METHODS
CHEMICAL SENSOR ARRAY OPTIMIZATION: GEOMETRIC AND INFORMATION -
CORRELATING ENDATA AND SENSORY PANEL DATA
MACHINE OLFACTION FOR MOBILE ROBOTS
MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS AND HEALTH MONITORING
RECOGNITION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
FOOD AND BEVERAGE QUALITY ASSURANCE
AUTOMOTIVE AND AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
DETECTION OF EXPLOSIVES
COSMETICS AND FRAGRANCES
"Providing a comprehensive and timely overview of our current state of knowledge of the use of electronic noses, the Handbook of Machine Olfaction covers the biological, chemical and technical basis of the technology as well as the latest up-to-date research and advancements.
Constributions by renowned international scientists as well as application-oriented news from succesful "e-nose" manufacturers give a well-rounded account of the topic, and this coverage from R&D to applications makes this book a must-have read for e-nose researchers, designers and user alike." (Insight, 2003)