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Title: Monitoring of vapor phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Abstract

An apparatus for monitoring vapor phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a high-temperature environment has an excitation source producing electromagnetic radiation, an optical path having an optical probe optically communicating the electromagnetic radiation received at a proximal end to a distal end, a spectrometer or polychromator, a detector, and a positioner coupled to the first optical path. The positioner can slidably move the distal end of the optical probe to maintain the distal end position with respect to an area of a material undergoing combustion. The emitted wavelength can be directed to a detector in a single optical probe 180.degree. backscattered configuration, in a dual optical probe 180.degree. backscattered configuration or in a dual optical probe 90.degree. side scattered configuration. The apparatus can be used to monitor an emitted wavelength of energy from a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon as it fluoresces in a high temperature environment.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174877
Patent Number(s):
6744503
Application Number:
10/022,239
Assignee:
Philip Morris Incorporated (New York, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Vo-Dinh, Tuan, and Hajaligol, Mohammad R. Monitoring of vapor phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Vo-Dinh, Tuan, & Hajaligol, Mohammad R. Monitoring of vapor phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. United States.
Vo-Dinh, Tuan, and Hajaligol, Mohammad R. Tue . "Monitoring of vapor phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174877.
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