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Title: Device for aqueous detection of nitro-aromatic compounds

Abstract

This invention relates to a compact and portable detection apparatus for ro-aromatic based chemical compounds, such as nitrotoluenes, dinitrotoluenes, and trinitrotoluene (TNT). The apparatus is based upon the use of fiber optics using filtered light. The preferred process of the invention relies upon a reflective chemical sensor and optical and electronic components to monitor a decrease in fluorescence when the nitro-aromatic molecules in aqueous solution combine and react with a fluorescent polycyclic aromatic compound.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3]
  1. (Stillwater, MN)
  2. (Bremerton, WA)
  3. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
869257
Patent Number(s):
5306642
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
device; aqueous; detection; nitro-aromatic; compounds; relates; compact; portable; apparatus; ro-aromatic; based; chemical; nitrotoluenes; dinitrotoluenes; trinitrotoluene; tnt; fiber; optics; filtered; light; preferred; process; relies; reflective; sensor; optical; electronic; components; monitor; decrease; fluorescence; molecules; solution; combine; react; fluorescent; polycyclic; aromatic; compound; aromatic compound; detection apparatus; chemical compounds; chemical sensor; fiber optics; aromatic compounds; fiber optic; aqueous solution; electronic components; preferred process; chemical compound; polycyclic aromatic; filtered light; portable detection; /436/250/422/

Citation Formats

Reagen, William K., Schulz, Amber L., Ingram, Jani C., Lancaster, Gregory D., and Grey, Alan E. Device for aqueous detection of nitro-aromatic compounds. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Reagen, William K., Schulz, Amber L., Ingram, Jani C., Lancaster, Gregory D., & Grey, Alan E. Device for aqueous detection of nitro-aromatic compounds. United States.
Reagen, William K., Schulz, Amber L., Ingram, Jani C., Lancaster, Gregory D., and Grey, Alan E. Sat . "Device for aqueous detection of nitro-aromatic compounds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869257.
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title = {Device for aqueous detection of nitro-aromatic compounds},
author = {Reagen, William K. and Schulz, Amber L. and Ingram, Jani C. and Lancaster, Gregory D. and Grey, Alan E.},
abstractNote = {This invention relates to a compact and portable detection apparatus for ro-aromatic based chemical compounds, such as nitrotoluenes, dinitrotoluenes, and trinitrotoluene (TNT). The apparatus is based upon the use of fiber optics using filtered light. The preferred process of the invention relies upon a reflective chemical sensor and optical and electronic components to monitor a decrease in fluorescence when the nitro-aromatic molecules in aqueous solution combine and react with a fluorescent polycyclic aromatic compound.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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