Industrial monitoring of hydrocyclone operation using electrical resistance tomography

J. Bond, J. C. Cullivan, N. Climpson, T. Dyakowski, I. Faulks, Xiaodong Jia, J. A. Kostuch, D. Payton, Mi Wang, S. J. Wang, Robert M. West, R. A. Williams*

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The development and application of electrical resistance tomography for on-line auditing of an industrial hydrocyclone separation is reported. The work demonstrates the retrofitting of electrodes into a commercially available separator and their use in laboratory, pilot plant and plant scale investigations of clay refining. A number of new and significant applications are described including: the development of methodologies to allow observation of the occurrence of faults in underflow discharge (spraying, roping, blockage); accurate measurement of the air core size for different operational conditions; direct calculation of solid concentration profiles based on parametric reconstruction of conductivity data in three dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography
PublisherInternational Society for Industrial Process Tomography
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780853163176
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event1st World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Apr 199917 Apr 1999


Conference1st World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Centrifugal separation
  • ERT
  • Hydrocyclones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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