STP742: In-Plant System for Continuous Low-Level Ion Measurement in Steam-Producing Water

    Simpson, JL
    Manager and senior chemist, Coolant Systems Chemistry, Advanced Reactor Systems Department, General Electric Co., San Jose, Calif.

    Robles, MN
    Manager and senior chemist, Coolant Systems Chemistry, Advanced Reactor Systems Department, General Electric Co., San Jose, Calif.

    Passell, TO
    Project manager, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif.

    Pages: 15    Published: Jan 1981


    Abstract

    This paper describes the development of an on-line analytical instrument to measure selected anions and cations over the sub-parts-per-billion to several partsper-million concentration range. The system has been designed and is being installed in an electrical generating power plant. Laboratory evaluations and limited in-plant experiences will be discussed regarding measurements of nonhydrolyzable anions and cations, transition metal ions, and organic acids. The system will accommodate multiple sample line inputs with computer-controlled options to provide sample averaging, automated sample point selection, and system standardization and calibration. The data acquisition capabilities, including storage and report generation, will also be addressed.

    Keywords:

    measurement, chromatography, ions, water, on-line, power plants, instrumentation, water quality


    Paper ID: STP28281S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28281S


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