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Title: Use of a fiber optic probe for organic species determination

A fiber optic probe is described for remotely detecting the presence and concentration organic species in aqueous solutions. The probe includes a cylindrical housing with an organic species indicator, preferably diaminonaphthyl sulfonic acid adsorbed in a silica gel (DANS-modified gel), contained in the probe`s distal end. The probe admits aqueous solutions to the probe interior for mixing within the DANS-modified gel. An optical fiber transmits light through the DANS-modified gel while the indicator reacts with organic species present in the solution, thereby shifting the location of the fluorescent peak. The altered light is reflected to a receiving fiber that carries the light to a spectrophotometer or other analysis device. 5 figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
415729
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 400102; PA: EDB-97:015556; SN: 97001714616
Patent Number(s):
US 5,583,051/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-380,921
Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Dec 1996
Research Org:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; PROBES; DESIGN; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SPECTROPHOTOMETRY; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; FIBER OPTICS; DATA TRANSMISSION; FLUORESCENCE

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