Optical sensors for process control and emissions monitoring in industry

Sarah W. Allendorf, David K. Ottesen, David W. Hahn, Tom J. Kulp, Uta B. Goers

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Sandia National Laboratories is currently involved in various projects aimed at developing optical sensors for industrial environments. In one project, a laser-based instrument for process control in steelmaking, a laser-induced breakdown method for hazardous metal detection in process streams, and a laser-based imaging sensor for evaluating surface cleanliness are being developed. All three sensors employ a wide range of sophistication in both the laser source and associated analytical spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-13
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Advanced Sensors and Monitors for Process Industries and the Environment - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1998Nov 5 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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