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Title: Photo-activated luminescence sensor and method of detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds

Abstract

A sensor for detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds uses a photo-activator that produces a photo-product complex with the contaminant. Characteristics of the light emitted from the complex will indicate the presence of the contaminant. A probe containing the photo-activator has an excitation light interface and a contaminant interface. One particular embodiment uses a porous membrane as the contaminant interface, so that the contaminant can migrate therethrough to the photo-activator and thereby form the complex.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
870453
Patent Number(s):
US 5525520
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
photo-activated; luminescence; sensor; method; detecting; trichloroethylene; related; volatile; organochloride; compounds; photo-activator; produces; photo-product; complex; contaminant; characteristics; light; emitted; indicate; presence; probe; containing; excitation; interface; particular; embodiment; porous; membrane; migrate; therethrough; form; particular embodiment; porous membrane; excitation light; light emitted; photo-product complex; photo-activated luminescence; related volatile; organochloride compounds; volatile organochloride; detecting trichloroethylene; /436/422/

Citation Formats

Dinh, Tuan V. Photo-activated luminescence sensor and method of detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Dinh, Tuan V. Photo-activated luminescence sensor and method of detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds. United States.
Dinh, Tuan V. Mon . "Photo-activated luminescence sensor and method of detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870453.
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author = {Dinh, Tuan V},
abstractNote = {A sensor for detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds uses a photo-activator that produces a photo-product complex with the contaminant. Characteristics of the light emitted from the complex will indicate the presence of the contaminant. A probe containing the photo-activator has an excitation light interface and a contaminant interface. One particular embodiment uses a porous membrane as the contaminant interface, so that the contaminant can migrate therethrough to the photo-activator and thereby form the complex.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
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