Testing planar gas sensors based on yttria-stabilized zirconia with oxide electrodes in the exhaust gases of a spark ignition engine

Elisabetta Di Bartolomeo*, Maria Luisa Grilli, Nicoletta Antonias, Stefano Cordiner, Enrico Traversa

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Abstract

Planar sensors based on tape-cast yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) layers were tested for on-line detection of pollutants (NOx, HCs and CO) in an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) exhaust gases. Sensors with two parallel Pt finger electrodes, one coated with an oxide (La0.8Sr 0.2FeO3 or In2O3) thick film as sensing electrode, were fabricated. Sensors were located close to a commercial oxygen sensor, downstream the three-way catalytic converter of a FIAT fire 1242 c.c. spark ignition engine coupled to a dynamometer. Electromotive force (EMF) response of gas and oxygen sensors, both located downstream the catalytic converter, were recorded simultaneously. The EMF measurements were correlated with the exhaust gas concentrations measured by spectroscopic analytical equipment at the engine exhaust end.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalSensor Letters
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

Keywords

  • Automotive Applications
  • EMF Measurements
  • Gas Sensors
  • YSZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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