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Title: In-situ control system for atomization

Melt atomizing apparatus comprising a melt supply orifice for supplying the melt for atomization and gas supply orifices proximate the melt supply orifice for supplying atomizing gas to atomize the melt as an atomization spray is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sensor, such as an optical and/or audio sensor, for providing atomization spray data, and a control unit responsive to the sensed atomization spray data for controlling at least one of the atomizing gas pressure and an actuator to adjust the relative position of the gas supply orifice and melt supply in a manner to achieve a desired atomization spray. 3 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
63449
Assignee:
Iowa State Univ. Research Foundation, Inc., Ames, IA (United States) PTO; SCA: 320303; PA: EDB-95:090744; SN: 95001401180
Patent Number(s):
US 5,423,520/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-058,767
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-82
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Jun 1995
Research Org:
Iowa State University
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LIQUIDS; ATOMIZATION; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DESIGN; MONITORS; PROCESS CONTROL; NOZZLES

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