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Measurement of Coal Particle Combustion Behaviors in A Drop Tube Furnace Through High-speed Imaging and Image Processing

Bai, Xiaojing and Lu, Gang and Bennett, Tom and Peng, Yizhun and Liu, Hao and Eastwick, Carol and Yan, Yong (2016) Measurement of Coal Particle Combustion Behaviors in A Drop Tube Furnace Through High-speed Imaging and Image Processing. In: 2016 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings. IEEE, pp. 1445-1450. ISBN 978-1-4673-9221-1. E-ISBN 978-1-4673-9220-4. (doi:10.1109/I2MTC.2016.7520582) (KAR id:55773)

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This paper presents the measurement and characterization of single coal particles in a drop tube furnace through high speed imaging and image processing. A high speed camera coupling with a long distance microscope is employed to acquire the images of the particle during its residence time in the furnace. A set of physical quantities of the particle, including size, shape and boundary roughness, are defined and computed based on the images obtained, which are then used describe the combustion behaviors of the particle. Experimental results show that the combined high speed imaging and image processing technique has provided an effective means for measuring and quantifying the characteristics of single coal particles during combustion.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/I2MTC.2016.7520582
Uncontrolled keywords: Keywords— single coal particle; drop tube furnace; high speed imaging; image processing; particle combustion behaviors
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 13:14 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 05:14 UTC
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