Radioisotope method of compound flow analysis
1 AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow 30-059, Poland
2 Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszow 35-959, Poland
3 Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw 50-375, Poland
4 Institute of Hydrodynamics AS CR, v. v. i., 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 6 May 2015
The paper presents gamma radiation application to analysis of a multicomponent or multiphase flow. Such information as a selected component content in the mixture transported through pipe is crucial in many industrial or laboratory installations. Properly selected sealed radioactive source and collimators, deliver the photon beam, penetrating cross section of the flow. Detectors mounted at opposite to the source side of the pipe, allow recording of digital signals representing composition of the stream. In the present development of electronics, detectors and computer software, a significant progress in know-how of this field may be observed. The paper describes application of this method to optimization and control of hydrotransport of solid particles and propose monitoring facilitating prevent of a pipe clogging or dangerous oscillations.
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