Acoustic Monitor for Liquid-Solid Slurries Measurements at Low Weight Fractions

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Our effort in this project is to develop an acoustic monitor for accurate, real-time characterization of the size and weight fractions of solids in slurries for process monitoring and to determine the optimal timing for slurry transfers. This capability will be valuable in the Savannah River Site accelerated clean-up program. Our scientific work during the first research period developed a theory, supported by experiments, to describe sound attenuation of solids in suspensions in the presence of bubbles, which permits us to determine the solid-liquid weight percent. Engineering developments during the second research period led to the design, construction, and demonstration, ... continued below

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Taviarides, Lawrence L. June 1, 2005.

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Our effort in this project is to develop an acoustic monitor for accurate, real-time characterization of the size and weight fractions of solids in slurries for process monitoring and to determine the optimal timing for slurry transfers. This capability will be valuable in the Savannah River Site accelerated clean-up program. Our scientific work during the first research period developed a theory, supported by experiments, to describe sound attenuation of solids in suspensions in the presence of bubbles, which permits us to determine the solid-liquid weight percent. Engineering developments during the second research period led to the design, construction, and demonstration, in our laboratories, of the Syracuse Acoustic Monitor (SAM) system that measures weight percent solids accurately in slurries of 0.5 to 8.0 weight percent on-line and in real-time. Also, we had shown the potential for these measurements in solid-gas-liquid slurries by removing the interference due to the presence of gas bubbles.

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  • Report No.: EMSP-90304--2005
  • Grant Number: FG02-03ER63658
  • DOI: 10.2172/885049 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 885049
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc874743

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Taviarides, Lawrence L. Acoustic Monitor for Liquid-Solid Slurries Measurements at Low Weight Fractions, report, June 1, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874743/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.