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i am trying to detect different gases like Co2,Nh4,lpg,H2 and other using mq2. my doubt is in the datasheet given various curves for different gases, so
1)how can i differentiate gases as i can get same voltage for differnt gases.(in the graph if get Rs/Ro ==1, is that mean that i have 600ppm of lpg and propane;1000 ppm of h2;4000ppm of alcohol )
2)is the graph platted by taking one gas at a time or combining all gases?

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With that sensor, I don't believe you can distinguish between the different gases that it responds to. The graph will have been plotted taking one gas at a time.
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It is like a variable resistor. If it detects "something" the resistance is lowered for a "certain" amount.
http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/MQGasSensors
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hi 

i am doing a project with mq-2 to detect different gases but now it is not possible to do that. is there any way to detect different gases(my interest is co2,co,no2)without using dedicated sensors.any information will be grateful.

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No, sorry.

Some sensors are sensitive for CO or CO2, they can be used in a building because it assumed that there will be no other gasses.

The MQ2 is very sensitive for flamable gasses and it not ment to detect CO or CO2.
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