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Title: Ionization based multi-directional flow sensor

Abstract

A method, system, and apparatus for conducting real-time monitoring of flow (airflow for example) in a system (a hybrid power generation system for example) is disclosed. The method, system and apparatus measure at least flow direction and velocity with minimal pressure drop and fast response. The apparatus comprises an ion source and a multi-directional collection device proximate the ion source. The ion source is configured to generate charged species (electrons and ions for example). The multi-directional collection source is configured to determine the direction and velocity of the flow in real-time.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Morgantown, WV
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
963792
Patent Number(s):
7,523,673
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
NETL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Chorpening, Benjamin T, and Casleton, Kent H. Ionization based multi-directional flow sensor. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Chorpening, Benjamin T, & Casleton, Kent H. Ionization based multi-directional flow sensor. United States.
Chorpening, Benjamin T, and Casleton, Kent H. Tue . "Ionization based multi-directional flow sensor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/963792.
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abstractNote = {A method, system, and apparatus for conducting real-time monitoring of flow (airflow for example) in a system (a hybrid power generation system for example) is disclosed. The method, system and apparatus measure at least flow direction and velocity with minimal pressure drop and fast response. The apparatus comprises an ion source and a multi-directional collection device proximate the ion source. The ion source is configured to generate charged species (electrons and ions for example). The multi-directional collection source is configured to determine the direction and velocity of the flow in real-time.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {4}
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