The use of electronic nose (e-nose) technology for detection of food-borne bacteria has several practical advantages over current laboratory procedures, such as lower cost and reduced testing time. In this work, we are interested in using electronic nose systems to detect E. coli and Listeria in a nutrient broth, and discriminate between these bacteria types at various concentrations. To do this, we use instruments based on three different technologies - fingerprint mass spectrometry, metal oxide sensors, and conductive polymer sensors. Our results indicate that separation between groups can be achieved. We describe the relative merits and drawbacks of each technology and discuss how this rich multimodal dataset can be used to build a classification system.

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Journal Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
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Green, G.C. (Geoffrey C), Chan, A, & Goubran, R. (2006). An investigation into the suitability of using three electronic nose instruments for the detection and discrimination of bacteria types. Conference proceedings : .. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, 1850–1853.