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Title: Milliwave melter monitoring system

Abstract

A milliwave melter monitoring system is presented that has a waveguide with a portion capable of contacting a molten material in a melter for use in measuring one or more properties of the molten material in a furnace under extreme environments. A receiver is configured for use in obtaining signals from the melt/material transmitted to appropriate electronics through the waveguide. The receiver is configured for receiving signals from the waveguide when contacting the molten material for use in determining the viscosity of the molten material. Other embodiments exist in which the temperature, emissivity, viscosity and other properties of the molten material are measured.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. North Augusta, SC
  2. Bedford, MA
  3. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1025578
Patent Number(s):
7997121
Application Number:
12/218,086
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01K - MEASURING TEMPERATURE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96-SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Daniel, William E, Woskov, Paul P, and Sundaram, Shanmugavelayutham K. Milliwave melter monitoring system. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Daniel, William E, Woskov, Paul P, & Sundaram, Shanmugavelayutham K. Milliwave melter monitoring system. United States.
Daniel, William E, Woskov, Paul P, and Sundaram, Shanmugavelayutham K. Tue . "Milliwave melter monitoring system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1025578.
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Works referenced in this record:

Thermal return reflection method for resolving emissivity and temperature in radiometric measurements
journal, November 2002


Molten salt dynamics in glass melts using millimeter-wave emissivity measurements
journal, August 2004