Bibliometric analysis and survey on electronic nose used in agriculture

Manhougbé Probus Aymard Farel Kiki, Sèmèvo Arnaud Roland Martial Ahouandjinou, Kokou Marc Assogba, Tole Sutikno


Work carried out at the beginning of this century on improvements in semiconductor materials, transducers, sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms led to the rapid expansion of research topics related to the electronic nose, with diverse applications. Agriculture is a recent application field that needs a review of the usage of electronic noses in this field and the future challenges. The paper provided a bibliometric analysis and review of electronic noses used in agriculture. A search of published works on the e-nose and its applications in agriculture was carried out in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, which provide comprehensive citation data for academic disciplines worldwide. In the end, 2,953 documents were identified, and the data collected was analyzed mainly using the bibliometric toolbox, and then a deep study was carried out. The study results show that in the agricultural field, some works were achieved on different varieties of plants to detect disease or plant damage with very good results using electronic noses. However, less research was carried out to directly identify animals in crops like pests or environmental monitoring using electronic noses in agriculture. Some recommendations for future research efforts are finally provided.


Agriculture field; Bibliometric analysis; Electronic nose; Gas sensors; Odors monitoring

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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