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Applications of fiber-optic refractive index measurements in chemical processing
Author(s): F. X. Desforges
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This paper presents two applications of Fiber Optic Refractive Index measurements for Chemical Processing. The first one has been developed at IFP Solaize in France and is aimed at providing concentration and mixing efficiencies measurements inside catalytic beds. The second one, developed at several oil processing plants in the USA provides end point monitoring of the food oil hydrogenation process. Both applications use the Metricor2000 system, which provides accurate refractive index measurements (down to 0.0001), using white light interferometry and Fabry Perot sensing cavities. The applications will be described and experimental results provided.

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Date Published: 1 September 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3746, 13th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 37460N (1 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.2302013
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F. X. Desforges, Photonetics Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3746:
13th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Byoung Yoon Kim; Kazuo Hotate, Editor(s)

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