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Speed of sound measurements in gas-mixtures at varying composition using an ultrasonic gas flow meter with silicon based transducers
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Embedded Internet Systems Lab.
2003 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
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This paper concerns speed of sound measurements performed in three different gas mixtures at constant temperature and pressure while the concentration of the gases was varied. The performed experiments used an ultra sonic, sing-around, gas flow meter equipped with silicon based transducers. The center frequency of the transducers was 800 kHz. Speed of sound was measured in mono-, di- and triatomic gases: argon (Ar), oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), in either air or nitrogen (N2) as a background gas. The gas under investigation was mixed with the background gas in a test chamber and the concentration of the gas under examination was varied between 0% and 100%. A gas chromatograph was used in order to accurately determine the composition of the gas mixture. The experiments show that measured speed of sound, as a function of gas composition, agrees with the speed of sound obtained from theory. The achieved data also show that the speed of sound measurements was performed with low standard deviation. Thus, one can conclude that this type of ultrasonic gas flow meter is well suited in determining gas concentration in a binary gas mixture as well as flow velocity. The technique could be of value in both industrial and medical applications.

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Industrial Electronics
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30347Local ID: 41e8ce70-675c-11db-8cbe-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1003574
International Conference on Flow Measurement : 12/05/2003 - 14/05/2003
Godkänd; 2003; Bibliografisk uppgift: Undertitel på proceedings: International Conference on Flow Measurement Sider: 036-; 20060913 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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