Analysis of crude palm oil composition in a chemical process conveyor using Electrical Capacitance Tomography

Mohamad, Elmy Johana and Marwah, Omar Mohd Faizan and R.A, Rahim and M.H.F., Rahiman and H.L.M., Ameran and Y.A., Wahab (2016) Analysis of crude palm oil composition in a chemical process conveyor using Electrical Capacitance Tomography. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 50. pp. 57-64. ISSN 0955-5986

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In this work, we aim to analyse the capability of using a 16-segmented Electrical Capacitance Tomo-graphy (ECT) sensor system to monitor the internal composition of a chemical process conveyor that carries crude palm oil (CPO) multiphase flow. The source used to excite the electrodes is a differential potential, instead of the conventional single potential source, in order to obtain an improved sensitivity of the sensor, especially in the central area of the pipe. This system aims to recognise the phase con-centration of the flow. The attained concentration profile that is received from the capacitance mea-surements is capable of providing an image of the liquid and liquid mixture in the pipeline, making the separation process (between oil and liquid waste) much easier and the CPO's quality can be dependably monitored. Experimental results and analysis are presented, and the new excitation technique is shown to provide better sensor sensitivity in the central pipe area. The visualisation results deliver information regarding the flow regime and concentration distribution in a two-phase flow-rate measurement system incorporating a liquid flow-measuring device. The information obtained will assist the design of process equipment, and the verification of existing computational modelling and simulation techniques

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capacitance Tomography; Liquid/liquid multiphase flow ;Crude palm oil; Chemical process; Composition
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Enngineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Mashairani Ismail
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 08:35
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2021 08:35

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