Interested in gas sensors? A newly-published book, Non-Dispersive Infrared Gas Measurement, lists various gas measurement techniques and discusses fundamental aspects and cutting-edge progress in NDIR gas sensors in their historical development.
The need for improved sensor technology in residential, commercial, automotive, military and industrial sectors has driven a continuous interest in sensor developments. Published papers usually report the observation of sensing based upon a property change of some material when it interacts with a gas (termed “Interactive” in this book). The reproducibility of such a sensor depends upon the stability of the material, which is nearly always subject to degradation over time. Physical-based sensors, on the other hand, rely upon detecting a measurable change of some physical interaction of the gas with the sensor (termed “Non-Interactive” in this book). Most high-quality analytical instruments depend upon physical interactions. NDIR sensors fall into the category of physical based sensors, which are usually the most reliable over time, if properly engineered.
The book, written by Jacob Y. Wong and Roy L. Anderson, addresses various fields, including interactive and non-interactive gas sensors; Non-dispersive infrared gas sensors' components; Single- and Double beam designs; Historical background and today's of NDIR gas measurements.
Non-Dispersive Infrared Gas Measurement is suitable for advanced level undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers, instrumentation engineers, applied physicists, chemists, material scientists in gas, chemical, biological, and medical sensors to have a comprehensive understanding of the development of non-dispersive infrared gas sensors and the trends for the future investigation.
To read the book description or to order the book, click here. About the authors:
Jacob Y. Wong did his undergraduate work at Princeton University (AB ’63) and his graduate work in infrared lasers research at Stanford University (Ph.D. ’67). He joined Hewlett-Packard Company in 1967 and stayed there until 1978. After a short stay in the aerospace industry, he started a total of three companies all specializing in the R&D of advanced NDIR gas sensors. The third and latest company he started in 2003 was Airware Inc. which is still in business today. Over the years Dr. Wong has published over 40 research papers in major scientific journals and authored over 100 US and International patents worldwide. Roy L. Anderson
has an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University (BA ’79) and a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University (JD ’82). He began with, and became a partner in, Lyon & Lyon, where he practiced patent law litigation and prosecution until 2000, when he left to practice on his own. He began working with Dr. Wong in the mid 1980’s. Today he is a partner with Wagner, Anderson & Bright, P.C., he has worked on and filed dozens of patents issued to Dr. Wong relating to advanced NDIR gas sensors.