Detection of conditions leading to breakage of pharmaceutical tablets in pneumatic transport

Authors

  • Katherine Albion Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6A 5B9, Canada
  • Lauren Briens Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6A 5B9, Canada
  • Cedric Briens Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6A 5B9, Canada
  • Franco Berruti Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6A 5B9, Canada

Keywords:

Microphones, Pneumatics, Sensors, Transport properties, Kurtosis, Non-invasive sensors, Pneumatic transport, Solids loading ratio

Abstract

A detection method was developed for particle breakage in a pneumatic transport line. Parameter that influence particle breakage and chipping in pneumatic conveying include air velocity, solids loading ratio, bend configuration and particle properties. A boundary map was also developed to determine the operating conditions. External microphones were selected as the non-invasive sensors and their signals were analyzed. Kurtosis is used to describe the distribution and is a measure of the relative peakedness of the distribution.

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Published

2005-09-01

How to Cite

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Albion K, Briens L, Briens C, Berruti F. Detection of conditions leading to breakage of pharmaceutical tablets in pneumatic transport. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Sep. 24];33(3):24-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1727

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada