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dc.contributor.authorZhou, Hen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Den_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGholamhosseini, Hen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLi, Zen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHe, Jen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T02:43:43Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T02:43:43Z
dc.date.copyright2017-05-09en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSensors, 17(5), 1073.
dc.identifier.issn1424-8220en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10713
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a review of the most recent works in machine olfaction as applied to the identification of Chinese Herbal Medicines (CHMs). Due to the wide variety of CHMs, the complexity of growing sources and the diverse specifications of herb components, the quality control of CHMs is a challenging issue. Much research has demonstrated that an electronic nose (E-nose) as an advanced machine olfaction system, can overcome this challenge through identification of the complex odors of CHMs. E-nose technology, with better usability, high sensitivity, real-time detection and non-destructive features has shown better performance in comparison with other analytical techniques such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Although there has been immense development of E-nose techniques in other applications, there are limited reports on the application of E-noses for the quality control of CHMs. The aim of current study is to review practical implementation and advantages of E-noses for robust and effective odor identification of CHMs. It covers the use of E-nose technology to study the effects of growing regions, identification methods, production procedures and storage time on CHMs. Moreover, the challenges and applications of E-nose for CHM identification are investigated. Based on the advancement in E-nose technology, odor may become a new quantitative index for quality control of CHMs and drug discovery. It was also found that more research could be done in the area of odor standardization and odor reproduction for remote sensing.
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relation.urihttp://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/17/5/1073en_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
dc.subjectElectronic nose; Chinese Herbal Medicines; Odor identification; Olfactory systems
dc.titleIdentification of Chinese Herbal Medicines With Electronic Nose Technology: Applications and Challengesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/s17051073en_NZ
aut.relation.issue5en_NZ
aut.relation.volume17en_NZ
pubs.elements-id280465
aut.relation.journalSensors (Switzerland)en_NZ


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