Method and Apparatus for Measuring the Concentration of Absorbing Substances

Method and Apparatus for Measuring the Concentration of Absorbing Substances

Vessy Hannu Harjumma
Robert A. Peura
Yitzhak Mendelson

Description

A non-invasive system for measuring the concentration of an analyte in an absorbing matrix is described. The system directs a beam of radiation at the matrix. The beam consists of a series of successive alternate pulses of electro-magnetic radiation, one of which is highly absorbed by the analyte and the other of which is non-absorbed. The transmitted or reflected beam is optically detected and an electrical signal proportional to beam intensity is used to adjust the beam intensity and as a measure of analyte concentration.