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Fast Responding Oxygen Sensor For Respiratorial Analysis
Author(s): H. Karpf; H. W. Kroneis; H. J. Marsoner; H. Metzler; N. Gravenstein
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Paper Abstract

Breath-by-breath monitoring of the partial pressure of oxygen is the main interest for the development of a fast responding optical oxygen sensor. Monitoring the P02 finds its main interest in critical care, in artificial respiration, in breath by breath determination of respiratorial coefficients and in pulmonarial examinations. The requirements arising from these and similar applications are high precision, high long term stability, and time constants in the range of less than 0.1 sec. In order to cope with these requirements, we investigated different possibilities of fast P02-measurements by means of optical sensors based on fluorescence quenching. The experimental set up is simple: a rigid transparent layer is coated with a thin layer of an hydrophobic polymer which has a high permeability for oxygen. The oxygen sensitive indicator material is embedded into this polymer. An experimental set up showed time constants of 30 milliseconds. The lifetime is in the range of several months. Testing of our test equipment by an independent working group resulted in surprisingly good correlation with data obtained by mass spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1172, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors, (13 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963199
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H. Karpf, AVL LIST GmbH (Austria)
H. W. Kroneis, AVL LIST GmbH (Austria)
H. J. Marsoner, AVL LIST GmbH (Austria)
H. Metzler, Klinik f. Anaesthesiologie (Austria)
N. Gravenstein, University of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1172:
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors
Robert A. Lieberman; Marek T. Wlodarczyk, Editor(s)

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