A Practical Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer for Real Time On-Line Monitoring of Aqueous Process Streams

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$74,392.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-96ER82220
Award Id:
34627
Agency Tracking Number:
34627
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4300 NW 23rd Avenue, Suite 11, Gainesvill, FL, 32606
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Benjamin W. Smith
Senior Research Chemist
(352) 336-2599
Business Contact:
Dr. Larry D. McCormick
President
(352) 336-2599
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
40748 November 13, 1996 J&D Scientific This project will develop a practical laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) system for detecting elemental species in aqueous process streams. The LIBS technique requires no sample preparation and is a rapid, in-situ, on-line analysis instrument. Other advantages are its simultaneous multi-elemental capability, good detection limits, and wide dynamic range. Problems to be addressed include: (1) the low precision due to the laser/material interaction and (2) calibration. The Phase I result will be a prototype LIBS system for elemental analyses in effluent process streams. Anticipated Results/Potential Commercial Applications as described by the awardee: The project should result in two commercial LIBS systems: a semi-permanent, autonomous system and a hand-carried operator based system. Each has substantial commercial potential as environmental monitoring instruments.

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