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Sampling device for low volatility hazardous chemicals

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A device for use with a detection means and a solvent source for sampling low volatility hazardous chemicals within a sample matrix is comprised of a sonicator having a probe for providing mechanical agitation to the sample matrix; means for transporting solvent gas from the solvent source to the sample matrix; means for transporting sample gas from the sample matrix to the detection means; and a heating element for heating the sample gas, solvent gas, and sample matrix. The device may include a thermocouple for providing a temperature reading. It also may include a plurality of interchangeable probe tips of different shapes.

Inventors: 
Genovese, James A.; Rychwalski, Edward M.; Comaty, Stephen J.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2010-01-14
Grant Date: 
2012-04-24
Grant time: 
831 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
15
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY