Near real time vapor detection and enhancement using aerosol adsorption

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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 ... continued below

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Novick, Vincent J. & Johnson, Stanley A. December 1, 1997.

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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.

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OSTI as DE00757805

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  • Patent File Date: 1997 Sep 30

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  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8941209
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 757805
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711527

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Novick, Vincent J. & Johnson, Stanley A. Near real time vapor detection and enhancement using aerosol adsorption, patent, December 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711527/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.