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Dissolved Oxygen (DO) What is ?. It IS elemental oxygen, O 2, physically absorbed in a liquid. It IS NOT the chemically bound O of H 2 O. It IS NOT physically.

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1 Dissolved Oxygen (DO) What is ?

2 It IS elemental oxygen, O 2, physically absorbed in a liquid. It IS NOT the chemically bound O of H 2 O. It IS NOT physically adsorbed or entrained bubbles.

3 Dissolved Oxygen - the amount of O 2 gas dissolved in a sample of liquid water. Units of measure: ppb ppm % saturation mg/liter( ppm ) What is Dissolved Oxygen?

4 How does DO get there? Chemical, Electrochemical or Biochemical processes such as Photosynthesis Exposing the liquid to air or O2 Shaking helps

5 Why is Dissolved Oxygen measured? “ Dissolved Oxygen is one of the most important measurements in the determination of the health of a body of water”

6 In ppm Applications, DO must stay above a minimal value to support life. Who makes this measurement? Fish & Shrimp Farms Wastewater Treatment Plants

7 In ppb Applications, DO needs to be below some maximum value to inhibit Corrosion or Food Spoilage. Semiconductor Power Utilities Food & Beverage

8 POWER PLANT APPLICATIONS-- DISSOLVED OXYGEN-- DO Blowdown Chemical Feed Condenser L-P Turbine H-P Turbine I-P Turbine Boiler H-P Heaters L-P Heaters Deaerator DO 8.25 DO 8.25 DO 8.25 DO 8.25 Chemical Feed Economizer Saturated Steam Cooling Water Drum Super Reheater heater Hotwell Raw water Condensate Polishers Make-up Water Treatment Demineralizer Condensate Storage Tank DO 8.25 Feed Water

9 How Much gets there?

10 Air Saturation in water [25C, 1 ATM]: 8.24 mg O 2 /L [8.24 ppm] Compare to O2 in air: PV = nRT n/V = P/RT = 1 atm/0.082[L-atm/moleK]x 298K = moles air x moles O2/mole air x 32,000mg O2/mole O2 = 274 mg O2/L [oxygen in air/ Oxygen in air-sat. water] = 274/8.24 = 33.3

11 Off-line are too slow to correct sudden upsets Off-line cannot catch momentary fluctuations With Off-line, it is easy to contaminate the sample Have to manually record other influences at time of sample collection – –temperature- weather behavior – –time of day- day of week Currently, no reference standard available for the ppb industry Reasons to use On-line versus Off-line Measurements

12 sells. Continuous On-line Measurement Membrane Technology - the membrane separates the internal electrolyte and electrodes from the sample, allowing only the gases to penetrate the membrane for measurement. Two Types Diffusion - based on the rate of diffusion of oxygen across a membrane. Example: Polarographic or Galvanic Equilibrium - based on the partial pressure of oxygen.

13 Electrochemical Measurement of Dissolved Oxygen [DO]

14 Dissolved O 2 : Typical Diffusion Cell Replaceable Electrolyte Pb Anode Inert Cathode Replaceable Membrane Cathode: O H e - = 2H 2 O Anode: 2 Pb + 2 H 2 O = 2 PbO + 4H e - Oxygen Transport Diffusion Rate OC [DO] / path length

15 Dissolved O 2 : Typical Diffusion Cell, Fouled Fouling Pb Anode Replaceable Electrolyte Inert Cathode Replaceable Membrane Oxygen Transport. Diminished Diffusion Rate OC [DO] / path length

16 in Still Water Dissolved O 2 : Typical Diffusion Cell, Pb Anode Replaceable Electrolyte Inert Cathode Replaceable Membrane Stagnant [still] water Oxygen Transport Diminished Diffusion Rate OC [DO] / path length Diffusion Probe: Fouling Dependent Flow Dependent Requires: Membrane Changing Electrolyte Replenishment Electrode Treatment

17 Special Requirements of Diffusion Types Minimum Flow - since oxygen is continuously consumed at the cathode, a deficiency of oxygen may result if a steady flow of oxygen is interrupted. Therefore, a continuous minimum supply of oxygen must diffuse through the membrane for an accurate reading. No Membrane Fouling - Fouling reduces the surface area for oxygen transport, less oxygen available for reduction results in lower readings.

18 Advantages Electrolyte can be restored Lower initial cost Disadvantages Anode needs to be cleaned, recharged or replaced as oxide build-up occurs (electrolyte must be replaced at this time also) Membrane is delicate - needs to be replaced periodically Probe is flow sensitive

19 Dissolved Oxygen [DO] Equilibrium Sensor

20 Desired are.. Reliable Results Long Life Low Maintenance Low Cost of Ownership

21 To Achieve this... we invented…. The Equilibrium DO Sensor

22 At the end of a support probe, is the sensor consisting of...

23 A Ceramic Mandrel

24 encoiled by... inert, closely-paired bifiler electrodes

25 sealed in... a tough, permanent, gas-permeable membrane

26 and bathed in... a permanent internal electrolyte solution.

27 When the sensor is turned on, Oxygen immediately adjacent to the CATHODE [the negative electrode] is consumed according to O 2 + 4H e - = 2 H 2 O

28 …and, uniquely for the equilibrium sensor, oxygen is generated O 2 + 4H e - = 2 H 2 O at the ANODE [positive electrode] 2 H 2 O = O 2 + 4H e - in an amount equal to that consumed at the CATHODE. The rest of the reaction balances, too.

29 The current supporting these reactions O 2 + 4H e - = 2 H 2 O 2 H 2 O = O 2 + 4H e - is directly proportional to the DO concentration.

30 In Detail... Let’s look at just 3 windings….

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33 Oxygen,, starts uniformly distributed Sensor Sample

34 and then we turn the sensor ON Sensor Sample

35 At the Cathode, O 2 is consumed Sensor Sample

36 At the Anode, O 2 is generated Sensor Sample

37 providing high concentration at the anode Sensor Sample

38 and zero concentration at the cathode Sensor Sample

39 But there is zero concentration gradient between the sample and the outer portion of the membrane:

40 DO equilibrium exists between Sensor and Sample

41 The oxygen flux is all within the membrane.

42 Fouling, Still Water do not disturb equilibrium Sensor Sample Caveat

43 Only when sample DO Changes does O 2 diffuse…..

44 INTO or...

45 OUT OF the sensor Sensor Sample

46 Until equilibrium is reestablished Sensor Sample

47 Fouling or still water only slow reaching equilibrium

48 And... since the reactions are balanced, O 2 + 4H e - = 2 H 2 O 2 H 2 O = O 2 + 4H e - No chemical changes occur in the sensor and a permanent sensor is possible

49 Summary: with close-spaced inert electrodes and internal oxygen generation, the equilibrium DO sensor is...

50 Independent of fouling Independent of flow…and... Permanent, Requiring: NO membrane changing NO electrolyte replacing NO electrode treating For….

51 Reliable Results Long Life Low Maintenance Low Cost of Ownership

52 7020 Analyzer DL5000 Equilibrium Probe DirectLine® or + Honeywell DO Instrumentation

53 7020 Analyzer Honeywell DO Instrumentation Model : 7022 ppm/ 7021 ppb Case : Aluminum NEMA 4X/IP65 Display : Backlit dot matrix LCD Operating Condition : -20 to +40 degC Accuracy : ppm= +/-0.2 ppm ; ppb=2 ppb or 5%of reading Advance feature : Auto Ranging of Input, Auto Calibration & Cleaning relays & software, Control function Operating Voltage : Vdc power looped Output Signal : 4-20 mA

54 DirectLine® Honeywell DO Instrumentation Model : DL424 ppm/DL425 ppb Case : Plastic Display : Backlit dot matrix LCD Operating Condition : -20 to +60 degC Accuracy : ppm= +/-0.2 ppm ; ppb=2 ppb or 5%of reading Advance feature : Integral electronics/sensor Operating Voltage : Vdc power looped Output Signal : 4-20 mA

55 7020 With Automatic Clean and Calibration Example Application

56 DirectLine®   Easy to install/set-up:   DirectLine architecture i.e. integral sensor/electronics reduce wiring, cable runs and panel cut-outs   Easy-to-use:   Local display and keypad provides easy set-up, calibration and operation Calibration can be done right at electrode, no running back and forth to analyzer (convenient + time + money savings)   Easy Maintenance:   Plug-in sensors allow electrode/probe replacement in few minutes; no wiring required (convenient + time + money savings)

57 DirectLine® Remote Type Electronic Module Pre-Amp Module DO Electrode Remote Cable Shield Twist Pair 20’/100’

58 Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Thank You


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