Smart PCS Based System for Oxygen Content Measurement

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Vaibhav Bhatia 1,* Pawan Whig 2 Syed Naseem Ahmad 3

1. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology, New Delhi-110089 India

2. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology, New Delhi- 110089 India

3. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025 India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 11 Aug. 2014 / Revised: 23 Jan. 2015 / Accepted: 12 Mar. 2015 / Published: 8 May 2015

Index Terms

PCS (Photo Catalytic Sensor), Photo catalysis, Oxygen, Hardware, Microcontroller


This paper presents the performance analysis of smart PCS based system for an accurate oxygen content measurement in the aqueous electrolyte solution. The system intends to measure the photo catalytic activity of the PCS which is sensitive to O2 by integrating the software and hardware design technique for more accurate results. The threshold voltage of the PCS changes due to photo catalysis process causing fluctuations in the PCS readout which is sensed by the microcontroller via an inbuilt 10 bit A/D converter. The digitized signal is processed and converted into corresponding value of O2 content. The proposed digital system is fast as compared to conventional flow injection analysis which is tiresome and time consuming job. The approach for this system relies on the fast operation of PCS which operates under sub threshold conditions and reduced computation time. The system is more user friendly and the outcomes of simulation are fairly in agreement with the theoretical estimations. The system is highly favourable for water quality monitoring applications due to reduced response time.

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Vaibhav Bhatia, Pawan Whig, Syed Naseem Ahmad, "Smart PCS Based System for Oxygen Content Measurement", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.7, no.6, pp.45-51, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2015.06.06


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