Patent Number: 6,251,679

Title: Method for measuring pollutant formation

Abstract: Diagnostic methods for determining an instantaneous rate of pollutant formation in a combustion system are based on measurement of chemiluminescence intensity generated simultaneously with the formation of the pollutant. The chemiluminescent signal is generated by an analog reaction which occurs in parallel with a key step in the formation of a specific pollutant of interest. The connection between the analog reaction and the pollution reaction is such that the chemiluminescent signal indicates the local, instantaneous formation rate of the pollutant of interest.

Inventors: Annen; Kurt (Rowely, MA), Stickler; David B. (Carlisle, MA)

Assignee: Aerodyne Research, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 21/76 (20060101); G01N 021/76 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018