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Detection of contamination of municipal water distribution systems

United States Patent

8,097,212
January 17, 2012
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A system for the detection of contaminates of a fluid in a conduit. The conduit is part of a fluid distribution system. A chemical or biological sensor array is connected to the conduit. The sensor array produces an acoustic signal burst in the fluid upon detection of contaminates in the fluid. A supervisory control system connected to the fluid and operatively connected to the fluid distribution system signals the fluid distribution system upon detection of contaminates in the fluid.
Cooper; John F. (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 186,701
August 6, 2008
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.