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

  • 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.
Published
2005-09-01
How to Cite
1.
Albion K, Briens L, Briens C, Berruti F. Detection of conditions leading to breakage of pharmaceutical tablets in pneumatic transport. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005Sep.1 [cited 2019Oct.16];33(3):24-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1727
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada