Non-Invasive Monitoring of Multiphase Flows - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444825216, 9780080537658

Non-Invasive Monitoring of Multiphase Flows

1st Edition

Editors: J. Chaouki F. Larachi M.P. Dudukovic
eBook ISBN: 9780080537658
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 15th January 1997
Page Count: 585
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Non-Invasive Monitoring of Multiphase Flows is a result of the latest advances realized in non-invasive measurement of multiphase systems by means of various tomographic and velocimetric techniques. Written by experts on special topics within the realm of this subject, the book reviews in 15 chapters the theoretical background and the physics of the measurement process for each of a number of techniques. In addition, the mathematical modeling related to the measured property, such as in the image reconstitution problem for tomography, successful application of the techniques for measurement in various multiphase systems and their advantages and limitations are described.

Features of this book:

- Comprehensive and Complete. Covers both theoretical and application viewpoints of noninvasive measuring techniques in multiphase systems. There is no book available on this subject in the field of multiphase flows

- Versatile. Material is presented in such a way that the book can be used either for research or for teaching graduate students specializing in the topic of multiphase flows

- Awareness and Uniformity. The engineering community is made aware of advantages of these new techniques and they are presented in a uniform package.

The editors strive to provide a comprehensive compendium of all the relevant information essential for practising engineers, consultants, university professors, graduate students and technicians who are involved in the study of multiphase flow phenomena. The book, although directed to the study of multiphase systems of interest to the chemical engineer, also provides valuable information for all other engineering disciplines that deal with multiphase systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Measurement techniques for local and global fluid dynamic quantities in two and three phase systems (S.B. Kumar, M.P. Duduković, B.A. Toseland). Part I: Tomography and Radiography Imaging Techniques 2. Computer–assisted gamma and X–ray tomography: application to multiphase flow systems (S.B. Kumar, M.P. Duduković). 3. Computer–assisted tomography for liquid imaging in trickle flow columns. (D. Toye et al.). 4. Experimental observations of voidage in gas fluidized beds (J.G. Yates). 5. Non–medical applications of positron emission tomography (D.M. Benton, D.J. Parker). 6. Neutron transmission tomography applied to reactive dissolution through percolating porous media (C.N. Fredd, H.S. Fogler, J.T. Lindsay). 7. X–ray diffraction tomography, application to imaging heterogeneous systems (J. Grant et al.). 8. Pulp flow visualization using NMR imaging (S. Ramaswamy, M.J. McCarthy, R.L. Powell). 9. Electrical capacitance imaging of fluidized beds (J.S. Halow). Part II: Velocimetric techniques. 10. Positron emission particle tracking: particle velocities in gas fluidized beds, mixers and other applications (M. Stein et al.). 11. Radioactive particle tracking in multiphase reactors: principles and applications (F. Larachi et al.). 12. Digital image analysis techniques for the study of bubbling fluidized beds (P.K. Agarwal, A.S. Hull, K.S. Lim). 13. Laser–Doppler anemometry: applications in multiphase flow systems (H. Arastoopour, S. Shao). 14. Particle image velocimetry: application for the characterization of the flow structure in three–phase fluidized beds (J.R. Reese, L.–S. Fan). 15. Fluorescence imaging techniques: application to measuring flow and transport in refractive index–matched porous media (M. Rashidi). Alphabetical index.


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About the Editor

J. Chaouki

Affiliations and Expertise

Ecole Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, Que., Canada

F. Larachi

Affiliations and Expertise

Laval University, Sainte-Foy, Que., Canada

M.P. Dudukovic

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

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