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Process tomography for improving design and operation of industrial processes

Concerted action have included:
19 trials performed on industrial sites within the programme and additional identification of sites for future work;
development of new sensing methods and designs for sensors;
new pre-prototype version tomographic instrumentation available for use;
new process control applications which illustrate potential benefits of the measurement science;
new insights into the some fundamental process engineering problems, in particular, in mixing phenomena and multi-phase flows in the oil and other industries.

The concerted action was assessed by the participants to be a considerable success. The particular outcomes which enhanced the competitive advantage of the participants and the EU community were:
establishment of a vibrant and world-leading on-line tomographic sensor activity which has a lifetime beyond the concerted action itself;
formation of a cohesive set of collaborators from different disciplines and geographic areas from academe and industry;
significant advancement of technology towards industrial implementation;
specific forward plans for wider spread implementation leading to demonstration of industrial benefits in the near future (ie speeding up progress) and new research programmes.

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University of Exeter
TR15 3SE Redruth
United Kingdom
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