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Title: Probe for optically monitoring progress of in-situ vitrification of soil

Abstract

A detector system for sensing the progress of an ISV process along an expected path comprises multiple sensors each having an input port. The input ports are distributed along the expected path of the ISV process between a starting location and an expected ending location. Each sensor generates an electrical signal representative of the temperature in the vicinity of its input port. A signal processor is coupled to the sensors to receive an electrical signal generated by a sensor, and generate a signal which is encoded with information which identifies the sensor and whether the ISV process has reached the sensor's input port. A transmitter propagates the encoded signal. The signal processor and the transmitter are below ground at a location beyond the expected ending location of the ISV process in the direction from the starting location to the expected ending location. A signal receiver and a decoder are located above ground for receiving the encoded signal propagated by the transmitter, decoding the encoded signal and providing a human-perceptible indication of the progress of the ISV process.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866677
Patent Number(s):
4762991
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E02 - HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING E02D - FOUNDATIONS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09C - RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
probe; optically; monitoring; progress; in-situ; vitrification; soil; detector; sensing; isv; process; expected; path; comprises; multiple; sensors; input; ports; distributed; starting; location; sensor; generates; electrical; signal; representative; temperature; vicinity; processor; coupled; receive; generated; generate; encoded; information; identifies; reached; transmitter; propagates; below; ground; direction; receiver; decoder; located; receiving; propagated; decoding; providing; human-perceptible; indication; signal receiver; situ vitrification; multiple sensors; in-situ vitrification; input ports; signal representative; signal processor; electrical signal; signal generated; below ground; coded signal; sensor generates; signal process; optically monitor; /250/405/

Citation Formats

Timmerman, Craig L, Oma, Kenton H, and Davis, Karl C. Probe for optically monitoring progress of in-situ vitrification of soil. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Timmerman, Craig L, Oma, Kenton H, & Davis, Karl C. Probe for optically monitoring progress of in-situ vitrification of soil. United States.
Timmerman, Craig L, Oma, Kenton H, and Davis, Karl C. Fri . "Probe for optically monitoring progress of in-situ vitrification of soil". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866677.
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abstractNote = {A detector system for sensing the progress of an ISV process along an expected path comprises multiple sensors each having an input port. The input ports are distributed along the expected path of the ISV process between a starting location and an expected ending location. Each sensor generates an electrical signal representative of the temperature in the vicinity of its input port. A signal processor is coupled to the sensors to receive an electrical signal generated by a sensor, and generate a signal which is encoded with information which identifies the sensor and whether the ISV process has reached the sensor's input port. A transmitter propagates the encoded signal. The signal processor and the transmitter are below ground at a location beyond the expected ending location of the ISV process in the direction from the starting location to the expected ending location. A signal receiver and a decoder are located above ground for receiving the encoded signal propagated by the transmitter, decoding the encoded signal and providing a human-perceptible indication of the progress of the ISV process.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
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