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Optical tomography: the potential of mass flow rate in rice industry

Mohd. Muji, Siti Zarina and Abdul Rahim, Ruzairi and Abdul Shaib, Mohd Fadzli and Mohd Fadzil, Naizatul Shima and Rahiman, Mohd Hafiz Fazalul and Zainal Abidin, Zuhairiah (2015) Optical tomography: the potential of mass flow rate in rice industry. Sensor and Actuator B: Chemical, 213. pp. 208-514. ISSN 0925-4005


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The capability of Optical Tomography (OT) to visualize pipe flow is undeniably beneficial and of utmost importance to solid gas industry. The other striking feature of OT is its ability to measure and analyze real-time mass flow rate (MFR), which enables online monitoring of material weight. This paper addresses the problem posed by online weighing system in rice industry. The current system slows down the overall industrial production by impeding the device operation, and is therefore becoming obsolete. To overcome this drawback, we confirmed that OT has great potential in online weighing process using a polynomial equation. In addition, MFR measurement can gauge weight loss of rice during the enhancement process. Encouragingly, the application of novel MFR technique to accurately monitor weight loss of rice has proven to outperform the existing system in rice industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: optical tomography; mass flow rate; rice industry; direct technique; polynomial equation
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 02:01
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 02:01
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6856
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