Electrochemical Sensors for Soil Nutrient Detection: Opportunity and Challenge

  • Jianhan Lin
  • Maohua Wang
  • Miao Zhang
  • Yane Zhang
  • Li Chen
Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 259)

Soil testing is the basis for nutrient recommendation and formulated fertilization. This study presented a brief overview of potentiometric electrochemical sensors (ISE and ISFET) for soil NPK detection. The opportunities and challenges for electrochemical sensors in soil testing were discussed.

Keywords

ISE ISFET Soil Nutrient Detection Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianhan Lin
    • 1
  • Maohua Wang
    • 1
  • Miao Zhang
    • 1
  • Yane Zhang
    • 1
  • Li Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.China Agricultural UniversityChina

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