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Sensing Volatile Hydrocarbons in Printing Process

Nauka, K.; Chang, Seongsik
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): volatile hydrocarbons (VOC) in printing processes; sensing VOC

Abstract: A number of industrial processes (including printing) frequently employ liquid hydrocarbons that may become volatile when used. Even though most industrial applications provide an option for their recapture and re-condensation a reliable process for monitoring volatile hydrocarbons may be required. This paper presents a broad approach to volatile hydrocarbon sensing based on infrared absorption measurements. The demonstrated sensor prototype shows a wide range of detection capabilities ranging from a few to several thousand of ppm and a high measurement speed (a few milliseconds response time). These capabilities have been achieved at a very low cost making it an attractive alternative to commercial gaseous hydrocarbon sensors.

3 Pages

External Posting Date: June 28, 2012 [Abstract Only]. Approved for External Publication - External Copyright Consideration
Internal Posting Date: June 28, 2012 [Fulltext]

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