1 July 2001 Magnetic resonance imaging for industrial process tomography
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Abstract
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive method for quantitating in three dimensions the spatial distribution of water and/or hydrocarbons in an optically opaque environment. This article uses three applications to illustrate how that unique ability of MRI can provide insight to aspects of process engineering. The first involves mapping temperature distribution due to microwave and/or conventional heating. The second demonstrates how MRI can be used to measure the flow of fluids through complex geometries, including a screw thread extruder and a porous medium. The third, measurement of solid–liquid separation, is illustrated by studies of two different types of filters. Although no background to the theory is provided, substantial practical details are given about the design of MRI-compatible processing equipment.
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Laurance D. Hall, Laurance D. Hall, M. H. Gao Amin, M. H. Gao Amin, Stephen Evans, Stephen Evans, Kevin P. Nott, Kevin P. Nott, Li Sun, Li Sun, } "Magnetic resonance imaging for industrial process tomography," Journal of Electronic Imaging 10(3), (1 July 2001). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1377307 . Submission:
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