A new method for the quantitative three-dimensional structure determination of a coarse filter medium as well as the particle deposition inside this medium is described. The filter structure was imaged at a voxel resolution of 59†m which is close to the mean fiber diameter, therefore allowing individual fibers and their position to be determined. The data processing method for determining the filter structure as well as the quantification of the mass deposited in the filter are explained in detail. For particle deposition investigations the spatial resolution used was 235†m. Hereby, a linear correlation between deposited mass and signal intensity was observed.
Highly resolved determination of structure and particle deposition in fibrous filters by MRI
J. Hoferer, M.J. Lehmann, E.H. Hardy, J. Meyer, G. Kasper
Chemical Engineering & Technology 29/7 (2006) 816-819