Adapting Techniques and Materials to Industrial Needs.
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The ultimate goal of environmental monitoring is instantaneous detection of target analytes. A CMT analytical chemist is designing unique data analysis algorithms for creating smart chemical sensors. The term smart means that sensors employing these algorithms would be capable of automated data analysis and decision making. These algorithms encode into a numerical procedure the visual and logical procedures that an expert uses to analyze sensor data. It does not matter whether the target analyte is a toxic gas or an impurity in a process stream, nor does it matter whether the detection is accomplished by spectroscopic, chromatographic, electrochemical, or radio-chemical methods. Because the algorithms reduce analysis time and analytical costs and can be implemented as part of computer software or hardware, they have tremendous potential in such areas as on-line process control, on-site monitoring, and remote sensing. The resulting smart sensors provide important advantages in multi sensor data illusion, in which multiple chemical sensors are connected to a central processing system.
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