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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 there through to the photo-activator and thereby form the complex. 23 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Energy Syst Inc
OSTI Identifier:
242574
Patent Number(s):
5,525,520
Application Number:
PAN: 8-239,821
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Jun 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; CHLORINATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; LUMINESCENCE; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; OPERATION; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Dinh, T V. Photo-activated luminescence sensor and method of detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Dinh, T V. Photo-activated luminescence sensor and method of detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds. United States.
Dinh, T V. Tue . "Photo-activated luminescence sensor and method of detecting trichloroethylene and related volatile organochloride compounds". United States.
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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 there through to the photo-activator and thereby form the complex. 23 figs.},
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