Accession Number : ADA134591

Title :   Development and Testing of Breadboard Electrochemical Organic Content Analyzer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 76-Sep 82,


Personal Author(s) : Davenport,Ronald J

PDF Url : ADA134591

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Manual laboratory instruments have been developed to determine specific organic solute concentrations and general indices of organic contamination. However, development of sophisticated instrumentation for monitoring and control applications has lagged behind the development of laboratory instruments. This is probably due to (1) the added sophistication and development time required to reliably automate the analytical functions, (2) the time required to develop special operator interfaces to simplify control of the instrument, eliminating the need for skilled chemists or technicians, (3) the time required for the development of special electrical interfaces, required in certain applications to permit receiving commands and transmitting status indicators from the instruments to remote operator control panels or to centralize control/monitoring instrumentation, and (4) the time required to develop special features to decrease the frequency of operator maintenance, making it practical to use the instrument in remote locations and in places where skilled maintenance personnel are not available.

Descriptors :   *Breadboard models, *Chemical analysis, *Organic compounds, Computer aided diagnosis, Electrochemistry, Data acquisition, Laboratory equipment, Oxidation, Concentration(Chemistry), Solutions(Mixtures)

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE