A system for the segregation of aqueous particulate-laden streams
Brady, Thomas A.
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A system is under development which can automatically draw a sample from a solids-containing aqueous stream, rapidly filter and analyze the sample using a number of possible technologies, and act on the results of that analysis. The action time for this process can be on the order of one to three seconds, although this is dependent on the time required before the stream sampled must be acted upon. For example, if it takes the sampled stream three seconds from when it is first sampled to reach the diverting valve, the system must respond within that time. Note that this time can be extended with an optional reservoir prior to the diverting valve, as shown in Figure 1.