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Highly sensitive room temperature sensors based on the UV-LED activation of zinc oxide nanoparticles (2008)
Journal Article
Richards, M., Ratcliffe, N. M., de Lacy Costello, B. P., de Lacy Costello, B., Ewen, R. J., Ratcliffe, N. M., & Richardson, M. (2008). Highly sensitive room temperature sensors based on the UV-LED activation of zinc oxide nanoparticles. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 134(2), 945-952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2008.06.055

This study describes novel work on the use of UV-light emitting diodes (LEDs) to enhance the room temperature gas sensitivity of thick film zinc oxide sensors. Sensors based on nanoparticulates of zinc oxide activated with a UV-LED of peak wavelength... Read More about Highly sensitive room temperature sensors based on the UV-LED activation of zinc oxide nanoparticles.

A sensor system for monitoring the simple gases hydrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and ethanol in exhaled breath (2008)
Journal Article
Ratcliffe, N. M., Costello, B. P. L., de Lacy Costello, B., Ewen, R. J., & Ratcliffe, N. M. (2008). A sensor system for monitoring the simple gases hydrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and ethanol in exhaled breath. Journal of Breath Research, 2(3), https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7155/2/3/037011

A sensor array system was constructed incorporating electrochemical sensors for hydrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide and ethanol, a ceramic sensor for total volatiles and a dye-based optical ammonia sensor. The system was calibrated using stan... Read More about A sensor system for monitoring the simple gases hydrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and ethanol in exhaled breath.

An analysis of volatiles in the headspace of the faeces of neonates (2008)
Journal Article
Smith, S., Ratcliffe, N. M., Ewen, R., De Lacy Costello, B., de Lacy Costello, B., Ewen, R., …Smith, S. (2008). An analysis of volatiles in the headspace of the faeces of neonates. Journal of Breath Research, 2(3), 037023. https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7155/2/3/037023

A gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GCMS) analysis of the headspace from the faeces of neonates was undertaken to record the volatiles associated with preterm babies on a neonatal unit. The compounds ethanol, acetone, 2-ethyl-1-hexanol, 3-methylb... Read More about An analysis of volatiles in the headspace of the faeces of neonates.

A comparative study of the analysis of human urine headspace using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (2008)
Journal Article
Ratcliffe, N. M., De Lacy Costello, B., Smith, S., Smith, S., Burden, H., Persad, R., …Probert, C. S. (2008). A comparative study of the analysis of human urine headspace using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Journal of Breath Research, 2(3), 037022. https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7155/2/3/037022

First-void urine samples were obtained from 24 elderly, asymptomatic men (median age 62.9 years). The headspace above pH adjusted urine samples were extracted using a carboxen/polydimethylsiloxane solid phase micro-extraction fibre and the volatile o... Read More about A comparative study of the analysis of human urine headspace using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

The characteristics of novel low-cost sensors for volatile biomarker detection (2008)
Journal Article
Richards, M., Ratcliffe, N. M., De Lacy Costello, B. P. J., de Lacy Costello, B., Ewen, R. J., Ratcliffe, N. M., & Richards, M. (2008). The characteristics of novel low-cost sensors for volatile biomarker detection. Journal of Breath Research, 2(3), 037017. https://doi.org/10.1088/1752-7155/2/3/037017

For breath analyses, volatile detectors capable of sensing extremely low concentrations in the sub-ppm range are required. Novel room temperature sensors were fabricated based on ultraviolet light activation of nanoparticulate metal oxide surfaces us... Read More about The characteristics of novel low-cost sensors for volatile biomarker detection.

Detection of disease by analysis of emissions (2008)
Patent
Probert, C. S. J., & Ratcliffe, N. M. (2008). Detection of disease by analysis of emissions. 1949852

A method of determining the cause of disease is described, which method uses the detection of "signature" or "fingerprint" volatile compounds in an emission, especially flatus, from a patient.

Identification of Campylobacter infection in chickens from volatile faecal emissions (2008)
Journal Article
Garner, C., Garner, C. E., Smith, S., Elviss, N. C., Humphrey, T. J., White, P., …Probert, C. S. (2008). Identification of Campylobacter infection in chickens from volatile faecal emissions. Biomarkers, 13(4), 413-421. https://doi.org/10.1080/13547500801966443

Volatile organic compounds from chicken faeces were investigated as biomarkers for Campylobacter infection. Campylobacter are major poultry-borne zoonotic pathogens, colonizing the avian intestinal tract. Chicken faeces are the principal source of co... Read More about Identification of Campylobacter infection in chickens from volatile faecal emissions.