Analysis of volcanic gases by means of electronic nose

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Analysis of fumarolic gases, released in high activity volcanic areas, can significantly help risk assessment process. Current methods require a considerable amount of time for a complete analysis and this can hamper their predictive capabilities for high-energy events. If sampled at high frequency, the composition of volcanic gases can provide a further insight in volcanic processes that is unachievable with traditional methods. In this work, we propose the use of an e-nose, hosting both commercial and ENEA developed gas sensors, for the analysis of fumarolic gases within Solfatara crater. This e-nose can be used as sensing unit in a networked scenario in order to provide information on the dynamics of large or complex volcanic areas. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36 - 41
Number of pages6
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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