Zirconia potentiometric oxygen sensor activation using NEMCA


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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 5 (December 2014) > List of articles

Special issue ICST 2014

Zirconia potentiometric oxygen sensor activation using NEMCA

Pavel Shuk * / Robert Jantzt

Keywords : zirconia; potentiometric oxygen sensor; impedance; response; re-activation; NEMCA effect

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 1-4, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/ijssis-2019-036

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Published Online: 15-February-2020



NEMCA known for the increasing the catalytic activity/selectivity of the gas exposed electrodes was investigated for the potentiometric zirconia oxygen sensor activation. Electrochemical promotion of O2-sensors with Pt-cermet electrodes aged in the field was significant with up to 5 times in the impedance reduction. Stability test on the NEMCA activated O2-sensors was showing just a minor impedance increase. Sensor response time was reduced by NEMCA effect by ~5-10% with up to 3 times signal noise reduction on the aged O2-sensors.

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