Training of Alpha MOS Electric Nose
A training of Alpha MOS electronic nose had been conducted for two days at Makmal Instrumentasi Makanan. The training sessions covers the application development guide which includes the objective and scope of work of the application as well as sample preparation and how to operate the instrument. The participants also had been educated about theory on Heracles e-nose which is the working principle for the instrument.
The electronic nose is a device that use to detect odour more effectively than the human sense of smell. It is an intelligent sensing device that uses an array of gas sensors which are overlapping selectively along with a pattern reorganization component. These days, this instrument have provided external benefits to many industries such as agriculture, biomedical, cosmetics, environmental, food, water and other various research fields. Some of the advantage of this device, it can detect the hazardous or poisonous gas which is not possible to human sniffers. In addition, there is detection limits for human nose for different gases.
At the end of the course, participants were able to use the instrument as well as learnt how to perform basic maintenance of the instrument.