Development of an acetone sensor using rGO-ZnO composite

Fowzia Akhter, H. R. Siddiquei, S. C. Mukhopadhyay*

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Design and fabrication of acetone sensor is essential as it has adverse effect on human health. This research proposes a novel acetone sensor applicable for ambient environment. A reduced graphene oxide and Zinc Oxide (rGO-ZnO) nanocomposite has been synthesised to induce the selectivity towards acetone. The proposed sensor has been characterised using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) method for various acetone concentrations (10–300 ppb), temperature (5–55℃) and humidity (40–90%). The temperature and humidity effects have been compensated to make the applicable for actual environmental conditions. The response and recovery time is 4 s and 7 s, respectively. Moreover, the outcomes of the cross-sensitivity and repeatability tests are highly promising to use the sensor for various environmental and biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensing technology
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of ICST 2022
EditorsNagender Kumar Suryadevara, Boby George, Krishanthi P. Jayasundera, Joyanta Kumar Roy, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030988869
ISBN (Print)9783030988852
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventInternational Conference on Sensing Technology (14th : ICST 2022) - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
Duration: 16 Jan 202218 Jan 2022
Conference number: 14th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


ConferenceInternational Conference on Sensing Technology (14th : ICST 2022)
Abbreviated titleICST 2022


  • VOC
  • Acetone
  • rGO-ZnO
  • Graphene


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