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Title: Atomizing, continuous, water monitoring module

A system for continuously analyzing volatile constituents of a liquid is described. The system contains a pump for continuously pumping the liquid to be tested at a predetermined flow rate into an extracting container through a liquid directing tube having an orifice at one end and positioned to direct the liquid into the extracting container at a flow rate sufficient to atomize the liquid within the extracting container. A continuous supply of helium carrier gas at a predetermined flow rate is directed through a tube into the extracting container and co-mingled with the atomized liquid to extract the volatile constituents contained within the atomized liquid. The helium containing the extracted volatile constituents flows out of the extracting container into a mass spectrometer for an analysis of the volatile constituents of the liquid.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
  2. (Kingston, TN)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871044
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5646336
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Research Org:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
atomizing; continuous; water; monitoring; module; continuously; analyzing; volatile; constituents; liquid; described; contains; pump; pumping; tested; predetermined; flow; rate; extracting; container; directing; tube; orifice; positioned; direct; sufficient; atomize; supply; helium; carrier; gas; directed; co-mingled; atomized; extract; contained; containing; extracted; flows; mass; spectrometer; analysis; rate sufficient; mass spectrometer; carrier gas; flow rate; analyzing volatile; predetermined flow; continuously analyzing; atomized liquid; monitoring module; extracted volatile; continuous supply; continuously pumping; water monitoring; /73/422/