Design of a portable, battery powered quadruple mass spectrometer system for real-time sampling of materials

T. L. Porter, T. R. Dillingham, D. M. Cornelison, R. J. Venedam, G. Williams

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Abstract

We have constructed a low cost, portable, battery-powered quadrupole mass spectrometer for use in the analysis of gaseous, liquid or solid field samples. The system may be configured for continuous sampling of ambient gas samples, or for the analysis of small solid, liquid or gas samples in sealed glass vials. The system is capable of measuring partial pressures down to the 10 -10 Torr range, and may be operated on battery power for several hours in a field deployment. In this paper, we present information on the design and testing of the instrument, as well as data taken on chlorinated hydrocarbons and other contaminants in water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Science of Water Purification
Pages29-34
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2009Apr 17 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume1169
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

Other

Other2009 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/13/094/17/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Porter, T. L., Dillingham, T. R., Cornelison, D. M., Venedam, R. J., & Williams, G. (2009). Design of a portable, battery powered quadruple mass spectrometer system for real-time sampling of materials. In Materials Science of Water Purification (pp. 29-34). (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings; Vol. 1169).