Handbook of Humidity Measurement, Volume 1: Spectroscopic Methods of Humidity Measurement, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Humidity Measurement, Volume 1

Spectroscopic Methods of Humidity Measurement, 1st Edition

By Ghenadii Korotcenkov

CRC Press

372 pages | 280 B/W Illus.

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The first volume of The Handbook of Humidity Measurement focuses on the review of devices based on optical principles of measurement such as optical UV, fluorescence hygrometers, optical and fiber-optic sensors of various types. Numerous methods for monitoring the atmosphere have been developed in recent years, based on measuring the absorption of electromagnetic field in different spectral ranges. These methods, covering the optical (FTIR and Lidar techniques), as well as a microwave and THz ranges are discussed in detail in this volume. The role of humidity-sensitive materials in optical and fiber-optic sensors is also detailed. This volume describes the reasons for controlling the humidity, features of water and water vapors, and units used for humidity measurement.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Introduction In Humidity Measurements. Water, water vapors and humidity.Why do we need to control humidity? Part 2: Humidity Monitoring using Absorption of Electromagnetic Radiation. Optical hygrometers. IR optical hygrometers. Atmosphere monitoring using methods of absorption of electromagnetic radiation. Atmosphere monitoring using methods of microwave absorption. GPS monitoring of atmospheric water vapor.Atmosphere monitoring using methods of absorption of electromagnetic radiation. LIDAR systems for atmosphere monitoring. Upper tropospheric and stratospheric water vapour control. Part 3: Optical and Fiber-Optic Humidity Sensors. Introduction in humidity measurement by optical and fiber-optic sensors. Optical and Fiber-Optic Humidity Sensors: General consideration. Absorption or colorimetric-based optical humidity sensors. Moisture indicators (3-1-2-1). Refractometry-based optical humidity sensors. Luminescence (fluorescence)-based humidity sensors. Interferometric humidity sensors. Microfiber-based humidity sensors. Humidity sensors based on special fibers. Surface Plasmon resonance-based humidity sensors. Lossy mode resonance based humidity sensors. Ellipsometry-based humidity sensors. Design and fabrication of optical and fiber-optic humidity sensors. Integrated humidity sensors. Outlook: State of the art and future prospects of optical and fiber-optic sensors.

About the Author

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his PhD in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices from Technical University of Moldova in 1976 and his Dr. Sci. degree in Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics from Academy of Science of Moldova in 1990 (Highest Qualification Committee of the USSR, Moscow). He has more than 40-year experience as a teacher and scientific researcher. Long time he was a leader of gas sensor group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in the Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova in the field of microelectronics and optoelectronics. 2007-2008 years he was an invited scientist in Korea Institute of Energy Research (Daejeon). After which, until the end of 2017 G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently G. Korotcenkov is the chief scientific researcher at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the State University of Moldova, Chisinau, Rep. of Moldova.

His present scientific interests starting from 1995 year include material sciences, focusing on metal oxide film deposition and characterization, surface science, and thin film gas sensor design. G. Korotcenkov is the author or editor of thirty five books and special issues, including 11 volume "Chemical Sensors" series published by Momentum Press (USA), 15 volume "Chemical Sensors" series published by Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China), 3 volume "Porous Silicon: From Formation to Application" issue published by CRC Press (USA) and 2 volume "Handbook of Gas Sensor Materials" published by Springer (USA). At present he is a series editor of "Metal Oxides" book series which is published by Elsevier. G. Korotcenkov is author and co-author of more than 550 scientific publications including twenty review papers, thirty five book chapters, more than 250 peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals and more than 50 refereed papers published in international conference proceedings (h-factor=38 (Scopus) and h=45 (Google scholar citation)). He is a holder of 17 patents. He presented more than 200 reports on the National and International conferences, including fifteen invited talks. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of several International conferences. His research activities are honored by Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004), The Prize of the Presidents of Ukrainian, Belarus and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003), Senior Research Excellence Award of Technical University of Moldova (2001; 2003; 2005), Fellowship from International Research Exchange Board (1998), National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova (1980), among others. G. Korotcenkov also received a fellowship from the International Research Exchange Board (IREX, United States, 1998), Brain Korea 21 Program (2008–2012), and Brainpool Program (Korea, 2015–2017).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical