On-line Non-Intrusive Measurement of Particle Size Distribution through Digital Imaging

Carter, Robert M. and Yan, Yong and Cameron, Stuart D. (2005) On-line Non-Intrusive Measurement of Particle Size Distribution through Digital Imaging. In: Proceedings of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 2005 May 17-19, Ottawa, Canada. (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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This paper presents the latest development in the design and implementation of an innovative optical instrumentation system that can measure the size distribution of particles in a pneumatic suspension. A low-cost CCD camera is used to capture the images of particulate flow field, which is illuminated by a low-cost laser sheet generator. The particle size distribution is then determined by processing the particle images through the use of novel processing algorithms. Experimental results obtained on a small scale particle flow test rig have demonstrated that the system is capable of measuring the size distribution of pneumatically conveyed particles with repeatability better than 1% for a volumetric concentration up to 2%. A relative comparison is made between the on-line imaging technique and the widely

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA166 Instrumentation
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2009 16:46
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 15:27
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8933 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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