Time Domain Reflectometry Usage to Moisture Content Estimation in Electrically Conductive Mineral Wastes

Maciej Gliniak , Karolina Trzyniec , Tomasz Jakubowski , Anna Lis , Ernest Popardowski , Marta Wołosiewicz-Głąb

Abstract

The article presents the possibilities of using domain-time reflectometry (TDR) to determine the moisture content of waste. The TDR method consists in measuring the time of electromagnetic pulse transmission and reflection from the obstacle back to the source point. The impulse is a step signal of voltage. The reflected signal contains information about the dielectric properties of the material being tested. Therefore, qualitative and quantitative properties of the material can be detected. The tests were carried out using a stationary reflectometric device and an electronic temperature and humidity meter. The obtained results were validated using the traditional weight method, obtaining 94% convergence of results in the measurement cycle. On the basis of the obtained results, the usefulness of reflectometric methods in the study of the moisture content of wastes was determined.
Author Maciej Gliniak (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Maciej Gliniak,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Karolina Trzyniec (FoPaPE / IoMEEaPP)
Karolina Trzyniec,,
- Institute of Machinery Exploitation, Ergonomics and Production Processes
, Tomasz Jakubowski (FoPaPE / IoMEEaPP)
Tomasz Jakubowski,,
- Institute of Machinery Exploitation, Ergonomics and Production Processes
, Anna Lis (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Anna Lis,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Ernest Popardowski (FoPaPE / IoMEEaPP)
Ernest Popardowski,,
- Institute of Machinery Exploitation, Ergonomics and Production Processes
, Marta Wołosiewicz-Głąb
Marta Wołosiewicz-Głąb,,
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Pages94-99
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Krakowiak-Bal Anna, Vaverkova Magdalena (eds.): Infrastructure and Environment, 2019, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-16541-3, [978-3-030-16542-0], 392 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-16542-0
Keywords in EnglishReflectometry, TDR, Moisture, Waste
DOIDOI:10.1007/978-3-030-16542-0_13
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-16542-0_13
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Citation count*1 (2020-03-30)
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