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Title: Sensor for Viscosity and Shear Strength Measurement

Abstract

Measurement of the physical properties (viscosity and density) of waste slurries is critical in evaluating transport parameters to ensure turbulent flow through transport pipes. The environment for measurement and sensor exposure is extremely harsh; therefore, reliability and ruggedness are critical in the sensor design. The work for this project will be performed in three phases. The first phase, carried out in FY96, involved (1) an evaluation of acoustic and other methods for viscosity measurement; (2) measurement of the parameters of slurries over the range of percent solids found in tanks and transport systems; (3) a comparison of physical properties (e.g., viscosity and density) to percent solids found composition; and (4) the design of a prototype sensor. The second phase (FY97) will involve the fabrication of a prototype hybrid sensor to measure the viscosity and mechanical properties of slurries in remote, high-radiation environments. Two different viscometer designs are being investigated in this study: a magnetostrictive pulse wave guide viscometer; an oscillating cylinder viscometer. In FY97, the Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) at Florida International University (FIU), which has printed circuit, thick film, thin film, and co-fired ceramic fabrication capability, will fabricate five probes for demonstration after technology selection and evaluation.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV (US); Federal Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
966
Report Number(s):
DE-FG21-95EW55094-23
TRN: US0101261
DOE Contract Number:  
FG21-95EW55094
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Oct 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LIQUID WASTES; SLURRIES; VISCOSIMETERS; DENSIMETERS; DENSITY; TURBULENT FLOW; VISCOSITY; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; FABRICATION

Citation Formats

Dillon, J., Moore, J.E. Jr., Ebadian, M.A., and Jones, W.K. Sensor for Viscosity and Shear Strength Measurement. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/966.
Dillon, J., Moore, J.E. Jr., Ebadian, M.A., & Jones, W.K. Sensor for Viscosity and Shear Strength Measurement. United States. doi:10.2172/966.
Dillon, J., Moore, J.E. Jr., Ebadian, M.A., and Jones, W.K. Tue . "Sensor for Viscosity and Shear Strength Measurement". United States. doi:10.2172/966. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/966.
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title = {Sensor for Viscosity and Shear Strength Measurement},
author = {Dillon, J. and Moore, J.E. Jr. and Ebadian, M.A. and Jones, W.K.},
abstractNote = {Measurement of the physical properties (viscosity and density) of waste slurries is critical in evaluating transport parameters to ensure turbulent flow through transport pipes. The environment for measurement and sensor exposure is extremely harsh; therefore, reliability and ruggedness are critical in the sensor design. The work for this project will be performed in three phases. The first phase, carried out in FY96, involved (1) an evaluation of acoustic and other methods for viscosity measurement; (2) measurement of the parameters of slurries over the range of percent solids found in tanks and transport systems; (3) a comparison of physical properties (e.g., viscosity and density) to percent solids found composition; and (4) the design of a prototype sensor. The second phase (FY97) will involve the fabrication of a prototype hybrid sensor to measure the viscosity and mechanical properties of slurries in remote, high-radiation environments. Two different viscometer designs are being investigated in this study: a magnetostrictive pulse wave guide viscometer; an oscillating cylinder viscometer. In FY97, the Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET) at Florida International University (FIU), which has printed circuit, thick film, thin film, and co-fired ceramic fabrication capability, will fabricate five probes for demonstration after technology selection and evaluation.},
doi = {10.2172/966},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {10}
}

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