Estimation of the size distribution of particles moving on a conveyor belt

S. Al-Thyabat, N. J. Miles, T. S. Koh

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    Abstract

    In a previous study, a model to predict particle size distribution from data extracted from particle profiles by measuring two profile parameters, namely mean Feret's diameter (dF) and equivalent area diameter (deq.) were developed. The application of this model which has been called joint analysis (Nottsizer) on the estimation of static particle heaps of known size distribution showed some improvement in the estimation of size distribution parameters (D20, D50 and D80). In this paper, further validation of Nottsizer was carried out by estimating sieve size distribution of particles moving on a conveyor belt taking into account some well known problems associated with imaging moving particles such as camera location, particle overlap, image blurring, conveyor speed, dust generation and treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-83
    Number of pages12
    JournalMinerals Engineering
    Volume20
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

    Keywords

    • On-line analysis
    • Particle size

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • General Chemistry
    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Mechanical Engineering

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