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Title: Systems and methods for the detection of low-level harmful substances in a large volume of fluid

Abstract

A method and device for the detection of low-level harmful substances in a large volume of fluid comprising using a concentrator system to produce a retentate and analyzing the retentate for the presence of at least one harmful substance. The concentrator system performs a method comprising pumping at least 10 liters of fluid from a sample source through a filter. While pumping, the concentrator system diverts retentate from the filter into a container. The concentrator system also recirculates at least part of the retentate in the container again through the filter. The concentrator system controls the speed of the pump with a control system thereby maintaining a fluid pressure less than 25 psi during the pumping of the fluid; monitors the quantity of retentate within the container with a control system, and maintains a reduced volume level of retentate and a target volume of retentate.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1243044
Patent Number(s):
9,285,354
Application Number:
13/607,921
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Washington, DC) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Sep 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Carpenter, Michael V., Roybal, Lyle G., Lindquist, Alan, and Gallardo, Vincente. Systems and methods for the detection of low-level harmful substances in a large volume of fluid. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Carpenter, Michael V., Roybal, Lyle G., Lindquist, Alan, & Gallardo, Vincente. Systems and methods for the detection of low-level harmful substances in a large volume of fluid. United States.
Carpenter, Michael V., Roybal, Lyle G., Lindquist, Alan, and Gallardo, Vincente. Tue . "Systems and methods for the detection of low-level harmful substances in a large volume of fluid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1243044.
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abstractNote = {A method and device for the detection of low-level harmful substances in a large volume of fluid comprising using a concentrator system to produce a retentate and analyzing the retentate for the presence of at least one harmful substance. The concentrator system performs a method comprising pumping at least 10 liters of fluid from a sample source through a filter. While pumping, the concentrator system diverts retentate from the filter into a container. The concentrator system also recirculates at least part of the retentate in the container again through the filter. The concentrator system controls the speed of the pump with a control system thereby maintaining a fluid pressure less than 25 psi during the pumping of the fluid; monitors the quantity of retentate within the container with a control system, and maintains a reduced volume level of retentate and a target volume of retentate.},
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