In this paper we describe a wireless passive pH sensor for high-resolution remote pH monitoring. The sensor is based on a passive coil resonator whose resonant frequency is monitored remotely by measuring the change in impedance of an interrogator coil coupled to the sensor coil. The sensor resonator consists of an inductive coil connected in parallel with a voltage dependent capacitor and a pH combination electrode. Change in the electrode potential in response to variations of the pH of the solution changes the capacitance, and therefore the resonant frequency of the sensor. A linear response with a 0.1 pH resolution is achieved over a 4–10 pH dynamic range. The response time of the sensor is demonstrated to be less than 30 s and is limited by the response time of the pH combination electrode. The described sensor technology is suitable for long-term remote pH monitoring in numerous fields such as biomedical sensing, environmental monitoring, industrial and chemical processing, and structural health monitoring.
Wireless Passive Sensor for Remote pH Monitoring
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Bhadra, S., Bridges, G. E., Thomson, D. J., and Freund, M. S. (February 7, 2011). "Wireless Passive Sensor for Remote pH Monitoring." ASME. J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med. February 2011; 2(1): 011011. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4003350
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