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Title:
Specific gas sensing using zirconia amperometric oxygen sensors
Author:
Blanchard, Jeffrey Allen, 1974-
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An analytical model for the specific gas detection of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor using zirconia amperometric oxygen sensors has been developed. Sensors of this type have been designed, fabricated, and tested using planar ceramic technology. Furthermore, an experimental setup has been designed and constructed for sensor characterization. This testbed can accurately control gas partial pressures as well as the total system pressure over a wide range of flow rates. Extensive effort has been put into design and construction of this testbed to ensure accurate scientific measurements. Special attention has been paid to ensuring that the apparatus is leak-tight from air to ensure accurate measurements at low oxygen partial pressures. Results of the experimentation for oxygen detection as well as the detection of carbon dioxide and water vapor are presented. The effects of electronic conduction in the zirconia electrolyte at low oxygen partial pressures are examined. Possible applications of the sensor, as well as suggestions for further research are discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Aerospace.; Engineering, Materials Science.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sridhar, K. R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSpecific gas sensing using zirconia amperometric oxygen sensorsen_US
dc.creatorBlanchard, Jeffrey Allen, 1974-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlanchard, Jeffrey Allen, 1974-en_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn analytical model for the specific gas detection of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor using zirconia amperometric oxygen sensors has been developed. Sensors of this type have been designed, fabricated, and tested using planar ceramic technology. Furthermore, an experimental setup has been designed and constructed for sensor characterization. This testbed can accurately control gas partial pressures as well as the total system pressure over a wide range of flow rates. Extensive effort has been put into design and construction of this testbed to ensure accurate scientific measurements. Special attention has been paid to ensuring that the apparatus is leak-tight from air to ensure accurate measurements at low oxygen partial pressures. Results of the experimentation for oxygen detection as well as the detection of carbon dioxide and water vapor are presented. The effects of electronic conduction in the zirconia electrolyte at low oxygen partial pressures are examined. Possible applications of the sensor, as well as suggestions for further research are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Aerospace.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Materials Science.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace and Mechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSridhar, K. R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1389596en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38646948en_US
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