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Flow-Through Cell for Chemical Process Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036316D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bindra, P Canaperi, D Light, D Miller, T Rath, D Wagner, R [+details]

Abstract

Real-time chemical process monitoring and control requires continuous sensing of solution conditions. Commercially available flow-through cells require high solution volumes/flow rates. They are susceptible to chemical attack; they impede solution flow (limiting the number of cells which can operate in series); they result in solution stagnation in corners and crevices; they leak; and their probes are difficult to change and observe without removal from the cell. Finally, they are difficult and expensive to manufacture. (Image Omitted)