Patent Number: 6,294,764

Title: Multi-component process analysis and control

Abstract: An apparatus and method for multiple component process analysis and control includes the steps of obtaining a sample from a process stream, interrogating the sample using spectroscopy according to an established QA/QC protocol to determine the concentrations of a plurality of molecules in the sample, transmitting the determined concentrations to a control computer, determining control system response based upon the determined concentrations and a process model, implementing at least one facility action based on the control system response, and repeating the obtaining, interrogating, transmitting, determining and implementing steps. The apparatus extends the technology of multi-component analytical instrumentation to the direct use in a controller suitable of a wide variety of processes encountered in waste remediation, chemical manufacturing, combustion, and other industrial operations.

Inventors: Lindner; Jeffrey S. (Starkville, MS), Toghiani; Hossein (Mississippi State, MS), Hamilton; Jason M. (Plaquemine, LA)

Assignee: Mississippi State University

International Classification: B23K 10/00 (20060101); B23K 010/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018