Patent Number: 6,762,410

Title: Analysis apparatus

Abstract: An apparatus for measuring the concentration of a substance in a specimen. The apparatus includes a housing that defines a chamber for the specimen. A radiation source mounted to the housing emits radiation at a wavelength at which the radiation is absorbed by the substance. Two spaced apart receivers are mounted to the housing. Both receivers detect radiation at the wavelength at which it is absorbed by the specimen. Two concave mirrors are disposed in the housing. The mirrors are positioned to split the radiation emitted by the source into two beams, each of the beams being directed to a separate one of the receivers and so that the paths of travel of the beams from the source to the separate receivers are of different lengths. The concentration of the substance is determined by based on the difference in radiation detected by the receivers.

Inventors: Wiechers; Joachim (Planegg, DE), Riesenberg; Rainer (Jena, DE), Kopatzki; Eckard (Hoehenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, DE)

Assignee: CS Clean Systems AG

International Classification: G01N 21/31 (20060101); G01N 21/35 (20060101); G01N 021/35 ()

Expiration Date: 07/12016