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Ultrasonic Techniques for Fluids Characterization - Malcolm J. W. Povey

Ultrasonic Techniques for Fluids Characterization

Hardcover Published: 25th July 1997
ISBN: 9780125637305
Number Of Pages: 214

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This book is a comprehensive and practical guide to the use of ultrasonic techniques for the characterization of fluids. Focusing on ultrasonic velocimetry, the author covers the basic topics and techniques necessaryfor successful ultrasound measurements on emulsions, dispersions, multiphase media, and viscoelastic/viscoplastic materials. Advanced techniques such as scattering, particle sizing, and automation are also presented. As a handbook for industrial and scientific use, Ultrasonic Techniques for Fluids Characterization is an indispensable guide to chemists and chemical engineers using ultrasound for research or process monitoring in the chemical, food processing, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, biotechnology, and fuels industries.
Key Features
* Appeals to anyone using ultrasound to study fluids
* Provides the first detailed description of the ultrasound profiling technique for dispersions
* Describes new techniques for measuring phase transitions and nucleation, such as water/ice and oil/fat
* Presents the latest ultrasound techniques for particle sizing in concentrated systems
* Explains new techniques for compressibility measurements in dispersions and fluids, including cell suspensions
* Contains a detailed treatment of ultrasound scattering theory
* Written by one of the leading researchers in the field
* Includes over 350 references to the primary literature

Introduction
Water: Measurement of Sound Velocity
The Dependence of Velocity of Sound on Density and Compressibility
The Relationship Between Velocity and Attenuation--Conditions of High Attenuation
The Compressibility of Solute Molecules
Multiphase Media: Apparatus
Determining Composition in the Absence of Phase Changes
Following Phase Transitions
Determination of Solid Fat Content
Crystal Nucleation
The Solution-Emulsion Transition and Emulsion Inversion
Determination of Emulsion Stability by Ultrasound Profiling
Summary
Scattering of Sound: Theories of Sound
A Comparison of Electromagnetic and Acoustic Propagation
Scattering Theory
Scattering from Bubbles
Advanced Techniques: ParticleSizing
Propagation in Viscoelastic Materials
Bubbles and Foams
Automation and Computer Tools
Basic Theory
MathCad Solutions of the Explicity Scattering Expressions
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Table of Tables
Table of Figures
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ISBN: 9780125637305
ISBN-10: 0125637306
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 25th July 1997
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 15.95  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.54