1 April 1991 Application of high-speed photography to chip refining
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Proceedings Volume 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24078
Event: 19th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 1990, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Several high speed photographic methods have been employed to elucidate the mechanistic aspects of producing mechanical pulp in a disc refiner. Material flow patterns of pulp in a refmer were previously recorded by means of a HYCAM camera and continuous lighting system which provided cine pictures at up to 10,000 pps. In the present work an IMACON camera was used to obtain several series of high resolution, high speed photographs, each photograph containing an eight-frame sequence obtained at a framing rate of 100,000 pps. These high-resolution photographs made it possible to identify the nature of the fibrous material trapped on the bars of the stationary disc. Tangential movement of fibre floes, during the passage of bars on the rotating disc over bars on the stationary disc, was also observed on the stator bars. In addition, using a cinestroboscopic technique a large number of high resolution pictures were taken at three different positions of the rotating disc relative to the stationary disc. These pictures were computer analyzed, statistically, to determine the fractional coverage of the bars of the stationary disc with pulp. Information obtained from these studies provides new insights into the mechanism of the refining process.
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Mustafa I. Stationwala, Charles E. Miller, Douglas Atack, A. Karnis, "Application of high-speed photography to chip refining", Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24078; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24078

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