Positron imaging techniques for process engineering: recent developments at Birmingham

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@article{9865f4024fc44f009105bf1e2de48dca,
title = "Positron imaging techniques for process engineering: recent developments at Birmingham",
abstract = "For over 20 years the University of Birmingham has been using positron-emitting radioactive tracers to study engineering processes. The imaging technique of positron emission tomography (PET), widely used for medical applications, has been adapted for these studies, and the complementary technique of positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) has been developed. The radioisotopes are produced using the Birmingham MC40 cyclotron, and a variety of techniques are employed to produce suitable tracers in a wide range of forms. Detectors originally designed for medical use have been modified for engineering applications, allowing measurements to be made on real process equipment, at laboratory or pilot plant scale. This paper briefly reviews the capability of the techniques and introduces a few of the many processes to which they have been applied.",
keywords = "PEPT, radioactive tracers, PET",
author = "David Parker and TW Leadbeater and Xianfeng Fan and MN Hausard and Andrew Ingram and Zhufang Yang",
year = "2008",
month = jan,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1088/0957-0233/19/9/094004",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
journal = "Measurement Science and Technology",
issn = "0957-0233",
publisher = "IOP Publishing",
number = "9",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Positron imaging techniques for process engineering: recent developments at Birmingham

AU - Parker, David

AU - Leadbeater, TW

AU - Fan, Xianfeng

AU - Hausard, MN

AU - Ingram, Andrew

AU - Yang, Zhufang

PY - 2008/1/1

Y1 - 2008/1/1

N2 - For over 20 years the University of Birmingham has been using positron-emitting radioactive tracers to study engineering processes. The imaging technique of positron emission tomography (PET), widely used for medical applications, has been adapted for these studies, and the complementary technique of positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) has been developed. The radioisotopes are produced using the Birmingham MC40 cyclotron, and a variety of techniques are employed to produce suitable tracers in a wide range of forms. Detectors originally designed for medical use have been modified for engineering applications, allowing measurements to be made on real process equipment, at laboratory or pilot plant scale. This paper briefly reviews the capability of the techniques and introduces a few of the many processes to which they have been applied.

AB - For over 20 years the University of Birmingham has been using positron-emitting radioactive tracers to study engineering processes. The imaging technique of positron emission tomography (PET), widely used for medical applications, has been adapted for these studies, and the complementary technique of positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) has been developed. The radioisotopes are produced using the Birmingham MC40 cyclotron, and a variety of techniques are employed to produce suitable tracers in a wide range of forms. Detectors originally designed for medical use have been modified for engineering applications, allowing measurements to be made on real process equipment, at laboratory or pilot plant scale. This paper briefly reviews the capability of the techniques and introduces a few of the many processes to which they have been applied.

KW - PEPT

KW - radioactive tracers

KW - PET

U2 - 10.1088/0957-0233/19/9/094004

DO - 10.1088/0957-0233/19/9/094004

M3 - Article

VL - 19

JO - Measurement Science and Technology

JF - Measurement Science and Technology

SN - 0957-0233

IS - 9

ER -