By Topic

Optical Absorption Measurements in Particle-Containing Ambients Using Gated Ratiometric Detection

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Rehan Hafiz ; Sch. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Univ. of Manchester, Manchester ; Krikor B. Ozanyan

We demonstrate a ldquotrading time for signalrdquo approach for the measurement of species-specific optical transmission, in ambients rich in particulates, using the example case of a turbulent fluidized bed reactor. The method is introduced on the basis of Monte Carlo simulations, as well as analysis of experimental data, of beam propagation for a range of path lengths, and particle concentrations. In a particular embodiment for relative propane-concentration measurements, data is acquired only during gated time intervals of partial beam occlusion detected in real time. The digitized data streams from the signal and background beams is processed by algorithms performing gating, digital balanced detection, and dual wavelength ratiometry. This combination, implemented on inexpensive programmable hardware, results in at least an order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity.

Published in:

IEEE Sensors Journal  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 8 )