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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging for industrial process tomography
Author(s): Laurance D. Hall; M. H. Gao Amin; Stephen Evans; Kevin P. Nott; Li Sun
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2001
PDF: 7 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 10(3) doi: 10.1117/1.1377307
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 10, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Laurance D. Hall, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
M. H. Gao Amin, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Stephen Evans, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kevin P. Nott, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Li Sun, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

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