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A method for determining the concentration of oil products in water by means of millimeter waves

E. E. Chigryai and I. P. Nikitin

Kotelínikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences


The paper is received on April 20, 2016

Abstract. A method is proposed for measuring small concentrations of oil products in water. The device represents a plate of a dielectric material that is in contact with an anisotropically conducting film on one side and adjoins a medium under test on the other side. It is shown that the application of an anisotropically conducting film in the device allows to adjust the device by a simple rotation of the anisotropy axis of the film, thus providing the maximum sensitivity to small concentrations of oil in the medium.

Key words: dielectric properties, anistropically conducting film, measurement of small concentrations of oil in water.