Application of nuclear techniques in two-phase liquid-solid particles hydrotransport investigations
1 AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow 30-059, Poland
2 Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszow 35-959, Poland
3 Institute of Hydrodynamics AS CR, v. v. i., 160 00 Prague, Czech Republic
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Published online: 28 March 2016
The paper presents gamma radiation application to two-phase flow investigation in a vertical pipeline, where the flow of solid particles transported by water was examined by use of both: radiotracers and gamma-absorption method. The simultaneous use of two methods allows analyzing of important parameters of solid particles hydrotransport. In the described experiments as solid phase the ceramic models representing natural polymetallic ocean nodules were used. Radiotracers allow to track the movements of selected models, representing specified grain size and the designation of its velocity. However gamma-absorption method enables measurement of average solid-phase velocity. For analysis of electrical signals obtained from scintillation detectors the cross-correlation method has been applied.
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