Novel K2W7O22/Ti3C2 Nanocomposite-Based Sensor Device for Breath Acetone Analysis in Diabetic Patients
Ama, Obinna Henry
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Acetone in exhaled breath is gaining attention as a non-invasive means of quantifying blood glucose levels in Diabetics. This calls for development of novel biosensors for the detection of trace concentrations of acetone present in human breath. Traditional gas detection systems, such as GC/MS and chemiresistive sensors, are currently used for this purpose. However, these systems have limitations with regards to size, cost, and operating temperature. This work presents the K2W7O22/Ti3C2 nanocomposite sensor as breath acetone sensor that overcomes the limitations in traditional detection systems. Sensing experiments were conducted using 5 different sensor materials in varying ratios. KWO/Ti3C2 - ratio 2:1 (annealed) and KWO/Ti3C2 - ratio 2:1 (Unannealed) showed excellent sensitivity to 2.85ppm and 5.4ppm acetone concentration. These materials were then implemented in a prototype device. Material and device test results confirm the potentials of the novel KWO/Ti3C2 nanocomposite as a good sensor for breath acetone detection.