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Determination of Sugar Content in Sugar Solutions using Interdigital Capacitor Sensor

N. Angkawisittpan1 / T. Manasri1

Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahasarakham University, 44150, Kantarawichai, Mahasarakham, Thailand1

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Citation Information: Measurement Science Review. Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 8–13, ISSN (Online) 1335-8871, ISSN (Print) , DOI: 10.2478/v10048-012-0002-0, March 2012

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2012-03-01

Determination of Sugar Content in Sugar Solutions using Interdigital Capacitor Sensor

A novel low-cost electronic tongue system for sugar content determination in sugar solutions is proposed. The system consists of a sine wave generator, a resistor, and an interdigital capacitor sensor forming a first-order electronic high-pass filter circuit. The interdigital capacitor sensor has the planar interdigital structure and the consecutive fingers are connected to positive and negative electrodes. The system has been assembled and the experiments were conducted. The experimental results show that the proposed system has a great potential to determine the sugar content in sugar solutions. It also provides an opportunity for the development of a microcontroller-based low-cost sensing system as an electronic tongue system.

Keywords: Interdigital capacitor; high-pass filter; relative permittivity; electronic tongue; sugar concentration

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