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Method for chemically analyzing a solution by acoustic means

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
April 22, 1997
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A method and apparatus for determining a type of solution and the concention of that solution by acoustic means. Generally stated, the method consists of: immersing a sound focusing transducer within a first liquid filled container; locating a separately contained specimen solution at a sound focal point within the first container; locating a sound probe adjacent to the specimen, generating a variable intensity sound signal from the transducer; measuring fundamental and multiple harmonic sound signal amplitudes; and then comparing a plot of a specimen sound response with a known solution sound response, thereby determining the solution type and concentration.
Beller; Laurence S. (Idaho Falls, ID)
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
08/ 562,613
November 24, 1995
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Idaho Technology.