WIT Press


Synthesis Of Metal Oxide Nanostructure And Its Characterization As Gas Pollutant Monitoring

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR110211

Volume

147

Pages

7

Page Range

231 - 237

Published

2011

Size

1,375 kb

Author(s)

B. Yuliarto, M. Faizal, M. Iqbal, S. Julia & T. Nugraha

Abstract

The characteristics of metal oxide thin films have been studied for gas pollutant monitoring systems. The metal oxide sensitive layers of ZnO are deposited by sol gel method using a chemical bath deposition technique at moderate temperature. The resulting thin films have been characterized using XRD and SEM to confirm the surface structure of the film. The scanning electron microscopy reveals that ZnO thin films have a nanostructure morphology which is supposed to open a larger area to the gas targeted. The sensor device was prepared using alumina as a substrate and a gold finger electrode on the top of the sensors. Gas pollutant monitoring systems have been developed using the resulting sensor device after the calibrating process. The gas monitoring system can measure and save the data in the system so that the trend of measured pollutant can be analyzed for a certain period of time. The design and electronics structure of the gas pollutant monitoring system in terms of CO emission are described. This monitoring system can be used as a sensing node and can form a dense real-time environmental monitoring network. Keywords: thin film, ZnO, CO, gas pollutants, nanostructure, monitoring, sensors. 1 Introduction In recent times there have been growing concerns about the consequences of air pollution on our atmosphere. This growing awareness is enhanced because atmospheric pollution is not only an environmental problem but also induces serious health hazards on humans. Air pollution emerged around the world in the last decade as a result of explosive industrial growth. After that, efforts were

Keywords

thin film, ZnO, CO, gas pollutants, nanostructure, monitoring, sensors