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Title: Quantum Cascade Laser Infrared Spectroscopy for Online Monitoring of Hydroxylamine Nitrate

Abstract

We describe a new approach for high sensitivity and real-time online measurements to monitor the kinetics in the processing of nuclear materials and other chemical reactions. Mid infrared (Mid-IR) quantum cascade laser (QCL) high-resolution spectroscopy was used for rapid and continuous sampling of nitrates in aqueous and organic reactive systems, using pattern recognition analysis and high sensitivity to detect and identify chemical species. In this standoff or off-set method, the collection of a sample for analysis is not required. To perform the analysis, a flow cell was used for in situ sampling of a liquid slipstream. A prototype was designed based on attenuated total reflection (ATR) coupled with the QCL beam to detect and identify chemical changes and be deployed in hostile environments, either radiological or chemical. The limit of detection (LOD) and the limit of quantification (LOQ) at 3 σ for hydroxylamine nitrate ranged from 0.3 to 3 and from 3.5 to 10 g·L −1 , respectively, for the nitrate system at three peaks with wavelengths between 3.8 and 9.8  μ m.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, The Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
  2. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1472188
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1476433
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry Journal Volume: 2018; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-8760
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Morales-Rodriguez, Marissa E., McFarlane, Joanna, and Kidder, Michelle K. Quantum Cascade Laser Infrared Spectroscopy for Online Monitoring of Hydroxylamine Nitrate. United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1155/2018/7896903.
Morales-Rodriguez, Marissa E., McFarlane, Joanna, & Kidder, Michelle K. Quantum Cascade Laser Infrared Spectroscopy for Online Monitoring of Hydroxylamine Nitrate. United Kingdom. doi:10.1155/2018/7896903.
Morales-Rodriguez, Marissa E., McFarlane, Joanna, and Kidder, Michelle K. Sun . "Quantum Cascade Laser Infrared Spectroscopy for Online Monitoring of Hydroxylamine Nitrate". United Kingdom. doi:10.1155/2018/7896903.
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author = {Morales-Rodriguez, Marissa E. and McFarlane, Joanna and Kidder, Michelle K.},
abstractNote = {We describe a new approach for high sensitivity and real-time online measurements to monitor the kinetics in the processing of nuclear materials and other chemical reactions. Mid infrared (Mid-IR) quantum cascade laser (QCL) high-resolution spectroscopy was used for rapid and continuous sampling of nitrates in aqueous and organic reactive systems, using pattern recognition analysis and high sensitivity to detect and identify chemical species. In this standoff or off-set method, the collection of a sample for analysis is not required. To perform the analysis, a flow cell was used for in situ sampling of a liquid slipstream. A prototype was designed based on attenuated total reflection (ATR) coupled with the QCL beam to detect and identify chemical changes and be deployed in hostile environments, either radiological or chemical. The limit of detection (LOD) and the limit of quantification (LOQ) at 3 σ for hydroxylamine nitrate ranged from 0.3 to 3 and from 3.5 to 10 g·L −1 , respectively, for the nitrate system at three peaks with wavelengths between 3.8 and 9.8  μ m.},
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journal = {International Journal of Analytical Chemistry},
number = ,
volume = 2018,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
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