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Visualization of recovered palm oil using portable ECT imager in extraction palm oil process

Mohamad, E.J. and Rahim, R.A. and Leow, P.L. and Rahiman, M.H.F. and Marwah, O.M.F. and Ayob, N.M.N. (2012) Visualization of recovered palm oil using portable ECT imager in extraction palm oil process. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 31. pp. 61-68. ISSN 09555986

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A portable Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) imager for a palm oil process monitoring system is developed and presented in this work. Intended as a support instrument, the system will enable local and foreign palm oil mills to control efficiently the flow process monitoring of crude palm oil in conveying pipelines during extraction. This monitoring system enables the visualization of the liquid percentage inside the vessel, and the data obtained can then be used to design better mill process equipment or control certain processes. Thus, the quality of crude palm oil can be maximized and the process of palm oil mill effluent treatment improved. In previous studies, ECT was developed rapidly and used successfully for multiphase flow measurements in many applications in the oil and gas industry, gas/solids cyclones, milk flows, and fluidized beds. The present work experimentally investigates the capability of portable ECT sensors with 16 electrodes to identify the concentration, velocity profile, and phase concentration of crude palm oil in related multiphase systems (liquid and gas)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Portable ECT imager; Non-invasive; Visualization; Crude palm oil.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2020 06:37
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2020 06:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12849
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