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Spectroscopic Analysis and Control

United States Patent Application

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Apparatus for spectroscopic analysis which includes a tunable diode laser spectrometer having a digital output signal and a digital computer for receiving the digital output signal from the spectrometer, the digital computer programmed to process the digital output signal using a multivariate regression algorithm. In addition, a spectroscopic method of analysis using such apparatus. Finally, a method for controlling an ethylene cracker hydrogenator.
Tate, James D. (Lake Jackson, TX), Domke, Christopher H. (Rosharon, TX), Reed, Christopher J. (Port Allen, LA), Le, Linh (Lake Jackson, TX), Seasholtz, Mary Beth (Sanford, MI), Lipp, Charles (Lake Jackson, TX), Weber, Andy (Brazoria, TX)
11/ 885,212
March 22, 2006
[0001] The instant invention was made under Department of Energy contract DE-FC07-0211D14428 under which the Government has certain interests in the instant invention.