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High-speed microcinematography of aerosols
Author(s): Stephen P. Lavelle; Louise A. Jackman; P. F. Nolan
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Paper Abstract

Many existing techniques for aerosol characterisation are based on the utilisation of their optical properties, but have a major disadvantage in so far as the results tend to be dependent on the signal processing techniques employed. A direct measurement technique has many advantages particularly in terms of ease of validation and verification of results. An innovative method for the characterisation of aerosols has been developed using a synchronised metal vapour laser light source and a High speed cine camera. The use of an optical fibre and flexible borescope enables the image capture of aerosols generated in a number of environments. Data has been collected in the form of size distribution, velocity and trajectory. Data on collisions has also been collected. Example studies have included the bio-hazard aerosols generated during industrial processing and the aerosol generated from a two phase release of liquid petroleum gas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24004
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Stephen P. Lavelle, South Bank Polytechnic (United Kingdom)
Louise A. Jackman, South Bank Polytechnic (United Kingdom)
P. F. Nolan, South Bank Polytechnic (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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