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Title: Near real time vapor detection and enhancement using aerosol adsorption

Abstract

A vapor sample detection method where the vapor sample contains vapor and ambient air and surrounding natural background particles. The vapor sample detection method includes the steps of generating a supply of aerosol that have a particular effective median particle size, mixing the aerosol with the vapor sample forming aerosol and adsorbed vapor suspended in an air stream, impacting the suspended aerosol and adsorbed vapor upon a reflecting element, alternatively directing infrared light to the impacted aerosol and adsorbed vapor, detecting and analyzing the alternatively directed infrared light in essentially real time using a spectrometer and a microcomputer and identifying the vapor sample.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Downers Grove, IL)
  2. (Countryside, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
872425
Patent Number(s):
5932818
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
near; time; vapor; detection; enhancement; aerosol; adsorption; sample; method; contains; ambient; air; surrounding; natural; background; particles; steps; generating; supply; particular; effective; median; particle; size; mixing; forming; adsorbed; suspended; stream; impacting; reflecting; element; alternatively; directing; infrared; light; impacted; detecting; analyzing; directed; essentially; spectrometer; microcomputer; identifying; vapor sample; infrared light; detection method; ambient air; air stream; particle size; sample detection; vapor detection; ground particle; ground particles; /73/250/356/

Citation Formats

Novick, Vincent J., and Johnson, Stanley A. Near real time vapor detection and enhancement using aerosol adsorption. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Novick, Vincent J., & Johnson, Stanley A. Near real time vapor detection and enhancement using aerosol adsorption. United States.
Novick, Vincent J., and Johnson, Stanley A. Fri . "Near real time vapor detection and enhancement using aerosol adsorption". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872425.
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title = {Near real time vapor detection and enhancement using aerosol adsorption},
author = {Novick, Vincent J. and Johnson, Stanley A.},
abstractNote = {A vapor sample detection method where the vapor sample contains vapor and ambient air and surrounding natural background particles. The vapor sample detection method includes the steps of generating a supply of aerosol that have a particular effective median particle size, mixing the aerosol with the vapor sample forming aerosol and adsorbed vapor suspended in an air stream, impacting the suspended aerosol and adsorbed vapor upon a reflecting element, alternatively directing infrared light to the impacted aerosol and adsorbed vapor, detecting and analyzing the alternatively directed infrared light in essentially real time using a spectrometer and a microcomputer and identifying the vapor sample.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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