Miniaturized Chemical Analysis Systems (μChemLab) for Selective and Sensitive Gas Phase Detection 1999-01-2060
This paper describes a program to develop a miniaturized chemical laboratory (μChemLab™). This system includes multiple analysis channels each with microfabricated sample collectors/concentrators, gas chromatographic separators, and chemically selective detectors based on an array of coated surface acoustic wave devices. This development effort is currently focused on fabricating small (palm-top computer sized), lightweight, and autonomous systems that provide rapid (1 min), sensitive (1-10 ppb), and selective detection of chemical warfare agents. The small size and low power of the μChemLab™ technology make it potentially useful for monitoring of compounds such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ammonia, and formaldehyde in space environments.
Citation: Frye-Mason, G., Kottenstette, R., Lewis, P., Manginell, R. et al., "Miniaturized Chemical Analysis Systems (μChemLab) for Selective and Sensitive Gas Phase Detection," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-2060, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-2060. Download Citation
Gregory C. Frye-Mason, Richard J. Kottenstette, Patrick R. Lewis, Ronald P. Manginell, Stephen A. Casalnuovo, Edwin J. Heller, Carolyn M. Matzke, W. Kent Schubert, Vincent M. Hietala, Mary L. Hudson, Chungnin C. Wong, C. Jeffrey Brinker, Darryl Y. Sasaki, Jay W. Grate
Sandia National Laboratories, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
International Conference On Environmental Systems