Recent Advances in Nanomaterial-Based Human Breath Analytical Technology for Clinical Diagnosis and the Way Forward

Ehsanul Kabir, Nadeem Raza, Vanish Kumar, Jagpreet Singh, Yiu Fai Tsang, Dong Kwon Lim, Jan Edward Szulejko, Ki Hyun Kim

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In this work, we comprehensively review the suitability of diverse nanomaterial-based sensing approaches for breath analysis based on their performance evaluation. We provide detailed descriptions of the present technological challenges and the directions for future research endeavors in this research field. As such, this review will be useful to guide researchers in developing the systems and tools required for comprehensive breath analysis based on state-of-the-art knowledge on the associated nanotube or nanomaterial in relevant fields of research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3020-3057
Number of pages38
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 12

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We acknowledge support by the R&D Center for Green Patrol Technologies through the R&D for Global Top Environmental Technologies funded by the Ministry of Environment (grant no. 2018001850001 ) as well as by the National Research Foundation of Korea , funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (grant no. 2016R1E1A1A01940995 ). V.K. acknowledges support from the Department of Science and Technology (New Delhi, India) in the form of an INSPIRE Faculty Award.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Inc.


  • SDG3: Good health and well-being
  • SDG7: Affordable and clean energy
  • breath analysis
  • nanomaterial
  • sensor
  • volatile organic compound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Materials Chemistry


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