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    Real-Time Imaging Technology Can Help Prevent Dust Explosions in Manufacturing Workplaces

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    Researchers at Purdue University have built an imaging application to detect suspended dust concentrations that pose a risk of exploding in agricultural, powder-handling, and manufacturing settings.

    The application establishes a relationship between the light extinction coefficient and suspended dust concentration. It uses a camera or video recording device to image and determine suspended dust concentration in a daylight environment and to distinguish it from normal background noise. After capturing images of the suspended dust cloud, the application analyzes the light extinction coefficient to measure the suspended dust concentration. It uses a calibration process to eliminate possible effects from changing ambient light conditions…

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    Aug, 14 2020 |

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