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Title: Surfactant monitoring by foam generation

A device for monitoring the presence or absence of active surfactant or other surface active agents in a solution or flowing stream based on the formation of foam or bubbles is presented. The device detects the formation of foam with a light beam or conductivity measurement. The height or density of the foam can be correlated to the concentration of the active surfactant present.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870807
Assignee:
Regents of University of California Office of Technology Transfer (Alameda, CA) LANL
Patent Number(s):
US 5597950
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
surfactant; monitoring; foam; generation; device; presence; absence; active; surface; agents; solution; flowing; stream; based; formation; bubbles; detects; light; beam; conductivity; measurement; height; density; correlated; concentration; light beam; flowing stream; surface active; active agents; device detects; /73/

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