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Working Principles of Commercial CO Sensor MIX8010

2020-12-29 16:03

Carbon monoxide alarming device adopts Carbon monoxide sensor to sense CO gas concentration in the air and change into the electric signal, which is related to the CO concentration. According to different sensors, the CO alarming device can be divided into semiconductor CO alarming, electrochemical CO alarming, infrared CO detection and so on.

Carbon monoxide is the colorless, odorless and no stimulation gas. Its molecular weight is 28.01, density is 1.250g/l, freezing point is -207℃, boiling point is -190℃. And its solubility in the water is very low, but easy to be soluble in the Ammonia. Its explosion limit mixed with air is 12.5%~74%

If the Carbon monoxide enter the human body, it will bind with Hemoglobin in the blood, which prevents the hemoglobin from combining with the Oxygen. As a result, the body tissues are hypoxic, leading to suffocation and death. Carbon monoxide is poisoning, which is colorless, odorless. It will be easy to ignore and result in the poisoning.

If the CO value exceed the standard, it will be extremely dangerous to our human body. It will be very essential to detect the CO gas in a real time. Please check the analysis below about the Working principles for Electrochemical CO sensor.

When CO gas spread on the surface of working electrode through the pores in the shell through the gas-permeable, under the catalysis of working electrode, the CO gas will happen the oxidation reaction. Its chemical formula is CO+H2O→CO2+2H++2e-.

The H+ ions and electrons generated from oxidation reaction on the working electrode, will be transferred to the counter electrode, which keeps the certain interval with working electrode through the electrolyte, and occurs the reduction reaction with the oxygen in the water. Its chemical formula is 1/202+2H++2e-→H20. Therefore, there occurs the oxidation-reduction reversible reaction in the sensor. Its chemical formula is 2CO+202→2C02.

The oxidation-reduction reversible reaction will occur between the working electrode and counter electrode all the time and produce the potential difference among the electrodes. The reactions on the two electrodes will polarize the electrode, which makes it difficult to maintain a constant inter-electrode potential. It also limit the detection range of CO concentration.

Commercial electrochemical CO sensor--MIX8010 CO sensor is the fuel battery sensor which can be driven by battery. Its detection range is 0~1000ppm,Operation temperature range is about -20˚C ~ 50˚C. Low sensitivity for interference gas.

MIX8010 CO is an ideal sensor for our selection on digital display, which features long service life, high reliability, high precision.