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Measuring Material Distributions of Multiphase Flows in Electrically Conducting Vessels Using Electrical-Impedance Tomography

[+] Author Affiliations
S. G. Liter, K. A. Shollenberger, J. R. Torczynski

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

S. L. Ceccio

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Paper No. FEDSM2002-31377, pp. 649-654; 6 pages
  • ASME 2002 Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Division Conference
  • Volume 2: Symposia and General Papers, Parts A and B
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 14–18, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3616-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-3600-2
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


An implementation of resistive electrical-impedance tomography (EIT) for measuring material distributions of multiphase flows in vessels with electrically conducting walls is presented. Seven ring electrodes are equally spaced on a thin nonconducting rod that is inserted into the vessel. The vessel wall is grounded and serves as the ground electrode. Voltage distribution measurements are used to numerically reconstruct the time-averaged impedance distribution within the vessel, from which the material distributions are inferred. Experimental results for the case in which the rod is inserted coaxially into a liquid-filled vertical standpipe containing beds of different heights of nonconducting solid particles are presented. Agreement between the direct measurement and the numerical reconstruction of the particle-bed height is good. Application of this technique to a pilot-scale slurry bubble-column reactor is discussed.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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