Recent Advances in Chemical Sensors for Soil Analysis: A Review

Marina Nadporozhskaya , Ninel Kovsh, Roberto Paolesse, Larisa Lvova

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The continuously rising interest in chemical sensors’ applications in environmental monitoring, for soil analysis in particular, is owed to the sufficient sensitivity and selectivity of these analytical devices, their low costs, their simple measurement setups, and the possibility to perform online and in-field analyses with them. In this review the recent advances in chemical sensors for soil analysis are summarized. The working principles of chemical sensors involved in soil analysis; their benefits and drawbacks; and select applications of both the single selective sensors and multisensor systems for assessments of main plant nutrition components, pollutants, and other important soil parameters (pH, moisture content, salinity, exhaled gases, etc.) of the past two decades with a focus on the last 5 years (from 2017 to 2021) are overviewed.
Translated title of the contributionПоследние достижения в области химических сенсоров для анализа почвы: Обзор
Original languageEnglish
Article number35
Number of pages47
Issue number1
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2022

Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


  • chemical sensors
  • soil main nutrients
  • macro- and microelements
  • Soil moisture
  • salinity
  • pH
  • pollutants assessment
  • multisensor systems for soil analysis
  • Chemical sensors
  • Salinity
  • Soil main nutrients
  • Multisensor systems for soil analysis
  • Macro-and microelements
  • PH
  • Pollutants assessment


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