Discrimination of Particulates from Oil in Contaminated Water Utilizing the Angular Intensity Distribution of Scattered Light,
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD MATERIALS DEPT
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Light-scattering techniques are used in several oil-in-water monitors, proposed or in existence. Particulate matter which may cause interferences in these monitors is frequently found in oily wastes. An analysis is made of the potential of using measurements of the angular-intensity distribution of scattered light for discriminating between oil and particulates. For the purpose of this discussion, the particulateoil combination in the monitor is approximated by two collections of spheres. It is found that to discriminate between oil and particulates by using only measurements of the angular-intensity distribution of scattered light in a real-life situation would be difficult.
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