Repeatability of maceral analysis using image analysis systems

Michael Cloke, Edward Lester, Martin Allen, Nick J. Miles

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14 Citations (Scopus)


This paper describes the effect of scanning patterns and number of images in each scan on the accuracy of automated image analysis techniques used for maceral analysis. The results are compared with the accuracy of manual point counting. Current theoretical standards are discussed together with actual results obtained from within the laboratory. Ways of increasing the accuracy of automated maceral analysis using different methods of sampling with automatic staging is demonstrated, together with the number of images which need to be scanned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-658
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • automation
  • image analysis
  • maceral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry


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