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An In-Situ Soil pH Sensor With Solid Electrodes

Nair, N and Akshaya, AAV and Joseph, J (2022) An In-Situ Soil pH Sensor With Solid Electrodes. In: IEEE Sensors Letters, 6 (8).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/LSENS.2022.3194200


Rapid analysis of soil properties is an imperative component of precision agriculture. Soil pH, one of the essential facets of precision farming, helps to decide the type of crop to be grown in the field and also to predetermine the productivity of the crop. The analysis of soil pH is of utmost importance, as it plays a crucial role in controlling crop yield. However, the conventional method of soil pH analysis is time-consuming and requires sophisticated instruments and a skilled workforce. Here, an all-solid electrode, in-situ soil pH sensor is demonstrated, which mitigates many of the drawbacks associated with the traditional method of pH analysis. The soil pH sensor uses antimony as the sensing electrode and an in-house developed, novel solid reference electrode. The solid reference electrode is made by coating KCl saturated Araldite on the surface of an AgCl-coated Ag electrode. The pH sensor exhibits a linear response in the pH range from 3 to 8, with a sensitivity of -38.2 mV/pH and a correlation coefficient of 0.99. © 2017 IEEE.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Sensors Letters
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Keywords: Crops; Electrodes; pH; pH sensors; Potassium compounds; Silver halides; Soils, Analysis of soils; Electrochemcial ph sensing; In-situ sensing; pH sensing; Rapid analysis; Soil measurement; Soil pH; Soil ph sensor; Solid electrodes; Solid reference electrodes, Electric potential
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 10:43
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 10:43
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/77194

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