Multipurpose chemical liquid sensing applications by microwave approach
Abdulkarim, Yadgar I.
Awl, Halgurd N.
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CitationKaratepe, A., Akgöl, O., Abdulkarim, Y. I., Dalgac, Ş., Muhammadsharif, F. F., Awl, H. N., Deng, L., Ünal, E., Karaaslan, M., Heng, L., & Huang, S. (2020). Multipurpose chemical liquid sensing applications by microwave approach. PloS one, 15(5), e0232460. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232460
In this work, a novel sensor based on printed circuit board (PCB) microstrip rectangular patch antenna is proposed to detect different ratios of ethanol alcohol in wines and isopropyl alcohol in disinfectants. The proposed sensor was designed by finite integration technique (FIT) based high-frequency electromagnetic solver (CST) and was fabricated by Proto Mat E33 machine. To implement the numerical investigations, dielectric properties of the samples were first measured by a dielectric probe kit then uploaded into the simulation program. Results showed a linear shifting in the resonant frequency of the sensor when the dielectric constant of the samples were changed due to different concentrations of ethanol alcohol and isopropyl alcohol. A good agreement was observed between the calculated and measured results, emphasizing the usability of dielectric behavior as an input sensing agent. It was concluded that the proposed sensor is viable for multipurpose chemical sensing applications. © 2020 Karatepe et al.