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ULTRA-HIGH-SPEED CHROMATOGRAPHY FOR MONITORING PHOTOCHEMICALDETOXIFICATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTES

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Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11676
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
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Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1990
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
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Abstract

A MAJOR PROBLEM ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ULTRA-HIGH-RESOLUTION GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY FOR EFFLUENT MONITORING IS THE RELATIVELY LOW SPEED OF ANALYSIS. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ULTRA-HIGH-SPEED CAPILLARY GAS CHROMATOGRAPH WHICH WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF EFFLUENT SAMPLES IN JUST A FEW SECONDS. THE HEART OF THE NEW INSTRUMENT WOULD BE A MICROBORE COLUMN WITH AN INTERNAL DIAMETER OF 50 MUM OR LESS. TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE OF THIS COLUMN, A REVOLUTIONARY INLET SYSTEM AND A LOW-DEAD-VOLUME DETECTOR WILL BE DEVELOPED. HIGH-SPEED CHROMATOGRAPHY WITH A CONCENTRATION-DEPENDENT DETECTOR HAS THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF A GREATLY IMPROVED DETECTION LIMIT, SO TRACE AMOUNTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES CAN BE ANALYZED. A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT WILL BE CONSTRUCTEDFOR THE DETERMINATION OF HALOGENATED COMPOUNDS ANTICIPATED IN EFFLUENTS FROM A PHOTOCHEMICAL DETOXIFICATION SYSTEM.

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