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Title: Surfactant monitoring by foam generation

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
870807
Patent Number(s):
5597950
Assignee:
Regents of University of California Office of Technology Transfer (Alameda, CA)
Resource Type:
Patent
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/

Citation Formats

Mullen, Ken I. Surfactant monitoring by foam generation. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Mullen, Ken I. Surfactant monitoring by foam generation. United States.
Mullen, Ken I. Wed . "Surfactant monitoring by foam generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870807.
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title = {Surfactant monitoring by foam generation},
author = {Mullen, Ken I},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
}

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