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On-line measurement of particle size distribution using piezoelectric sensors

Gao, Lingjun, Yan, Yong, Lu, Gang (2012) On-line measurement of particle size distribution using piezoelectric sensors. In: Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 13-16 May 2012, Graz, Austria. (doi:10.1109/I2MTC.2012.6229391) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In many industrial processes involving gas/solid two-phase flows it is desirable to measure various parameters relating to the solid particles. Particle size is one of the most important features relating to process efficiency, pollutant emissions and product quality. In this paper, a novel instrumentation system is proposed to achieve on-line continuous measurement of particle size distribution based on a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) piezoelectric film sensor. The sensor is attached to an impact bar intruding into solid particle flow. The impact events, between the impact bar and the particles, generate a sensor output signal. The relationship between the sensor output and the particle size is modeled mathematically, which can be used to infer the size distribution. Experimental work is undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of the on-line particle sizing system and the validity of the mathematical model.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/I2MTC.2012.6229391
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2013 10:51 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35866 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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