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Tomographic imaging of pneumatic conveyor using optical sensor

Abdul Rahim, Ruzairi and Chan, Kok San (2008) Tomographic imaging of pneumatic conveyor using optical sensor. In: Recent Development In Instrumentation System. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 161-176. ISBN 978-983-52-0675-7

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Pneumatic conveying is defined as the transport of various granular solids and dry powders using an air (or other inert gas) stream as a transportation media. Material handling by pneumatic conveying is increasingly becoming routine in industrial businesses. Applications of pneumatic conveying systems can be found in many industries dealing with food processing, plastic product manufacturing, textile, paper, power generation, solids waste treatments and many others [1]. Pneumatic conveying offers many advantages over other methods of granular solids transport, factors such as low routine maintenance and manpower costs, dust free transportation and flexible routing. The main disadvantage is the reliance upon empirical procedures for conveyer design, which in effect limits the design to a specific solid material. Relatively minor changes in pipeline layout or operating conditions can often result in unpredicted blockage problems. In addition, power consumption, wear rate, product degradation and particle size separation can be major problems.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:pneumatic conveyor, tomographic imaging
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:28041
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:03 Sep 2012 03:57
Last Modified:03 Sep 2012 03:57

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