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Vol. 147, No. 12, December 2012, pp. 36-44

 

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Detecting Water Content in Hydrocarbon Emulsion Using Acoustic and Ultrasonic Detectors
 
Rateb ISSA, Ibrahim AL-ABBAS and Hussein SARHAN

Balqa Applied University, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Department, P.O. Box 15008, 11134, Amman, Jordan

E-mail: ratebissa@yahoo.com

 

 

Received: 16 August 2012   /Accepted: 18 December 2012   /Published: 31 December 2012

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems

 

Abstract: In this paper, the acoustic approach and the ultrasonic approach are designed and investigated to be used for detecting the water content in hydrocarbon emulsions. The acoustic approach based on creating a standing wave in chamber contains a sample under test. The frequency of acquired signal by a microphone is measured and entered to PC using a sound card. In the ultrasonic approach a combination of ultrasonic transmitter/receiver is utilized. The amplitude of reflected signal is measured. The signal processing is realized using LabView signal processing tool for both approaches. The acoustic and ultrasonic approaches were tested and verified and the experimental results show their acceptability for common industrial applications, with a maximum percentage nonlinearity of 0.95 %.

 

Keywords: Acoustic approach, Standing wave, Ultrasonic approach, LabView

 

 

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