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Process tomography course to be held at UNSW, 23rd July

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is holding a one-day workshop and symposium for both industry and students, on the ‘Principles and Applications of Process Tomography in the Minerals, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Industry’.

This one-day meeting provides an opportunity for industrialist, researchers and students to gain a rapid introduction to the principles and benefits of tomographic methods applied to process engineering.

Tomographic methods use sensors positioned outside the process/pipeline to gain information that can be interpreted and often reconstructed to form a quantitative image of the variations in concentration of components within the process, UNSW says.

These sensors exploit different properties and examples include electrical impedance, electrical capacitance, electrical inductance, x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance.

The format of the workshop is designed to brief participants on current status of the technology, to highlight research challenges and needs and to provide practical case study examples of benefits in industrial design and operation.

A wide variety of tomographic methods have now been developed for a range of purposes including:

• Development and validation of process models (computational fluids dynamics,

distinct elements modelling, liberation analysis)

• Design of equipment (reactors, filters, milling, agglomeration, drying, cyclones etc)

• In-plant fault diagnosis (flow blockage, complex multi-phase flow, powder flow)

• In-plant process optimisation and control (mixing, reaction end points, pneumatic

conveying, crystallisation)

• In-plant process measurement (concentration, mass flow, reactions rates,

temperature mapping)

• Product quality assessment (powder agglomerates, packaging, mixidness etc).

The program will be held on 23rd July from 9am until 4pm.

Visit the UNSW website to register.

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