I am trying to use TGS 2602 sensor of air contaminants. I would like to test if my circuit is working as intended. For that purpose I need to generate fumes of one of the gases the can be detected by the sensor.
I thought that I would go for ethanol. I tried holding vodka soaked cotton ball near the sensor - to no avail. Later on I tried spilling vodka around the circuit and placing more vodka soaked cotton balls around. I also covered the whole thing with a cardboard box (with gaps at the bottom between table and the box). Again there was no considerable effect. Vodka is essentially ~40% ethanol and water mix (by volume).
Can you say by that short description that I managed to generate between 1 and 100 ppm ethanol gas? If not, can you propose a robust and safe method of producing such a gas?
Please be aware how the sensor looks. It is enclosed in a metallic case with small holes on the top surface.