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Title: Apparatus For Measuring The Concentration Of A Species At A Distance

Abstract

Corrosion of refractory silica brick and air quality issues due to particulate emissions are two important glass manufacturing issues that have been tied to sodium vapor and its transport throughout the melt tank. Knowledge of the relationship between tank operating conditions and tank atmosphere sodium levels are therefore important considerations in correcting corrosion and air quality issues. However, until recently direct quantitative measurements of sodium levels has been limited to extractive sampling methods followed by laboratory analysis. Excimer laser induced fragmentation (ELIF) fluorescence spectroscopy is a technique that permits the measurement of volatilized NaOH in high temperature environments on a timescale of less than one second. The development of this method and the construction of field-portable instrumentation for glass furnace applications are herein disclosed. The method is shown to be effective in full-scale industrial settings. Characteristics of the method are outlined, including equipment configuration, detection sensitivity, and calibration methodology.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Oakland, CA)
  2. (Fremont, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corporation
OSTI Identifier:
880503
Patent Number(s):
US 7,027,150
Application Number:
10/877630
Assignee:
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rice, Steven F., and Allendorf, Mark D.. Apparatus For Measuring The Concentration Of A Species At A Distance. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Rice, Steven F., & Allendorf, Mark D.. Apparatus For Measuring The Concentration Of A Species At A Distance. United States.
Rice, Steven F., and Allendorf, Mark D.. Tue . "Apparatus For Measuring The Concentration Of A Species At A Distance". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/880503.
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title = {Apparatus For Measuring The Concentration Of A Species At A Distance},
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abstractNote = {Corrosion of refractory silica brick and air quality issues due to particulate emissions are two important glass manufacturing issues that have been tied to sodium vapor and its transport throughout the melt tank. Knowledge of the relationship between tank operating conditions and tank atmosphere sodium levels are therefore important considerations in correcting corrosion and air quality issues. However, until recently direct quantitative measurements of sodium levels has been limited to extractive sampling methods followed by laboratory analysis. Excimer laser induced fragmentation (ELIF) fluorescence spectroscopy is a technique that permits the measurement of volatilized NaOH in high temperature environments on a timescale of less than one second. The development of this method and the construction of field-portable instrumentation for glass furnace applications are herein disclosed. The method is shown to be effective in full-scale industrial settings. Characteristics of the method are outlined, including equipment configuration, detection sensitivity, and calibration methodology.},
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year = {Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
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