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NMR Imaging in Chemical Engineering



NMR Imaging in Chemical Engineering

Siegfried Stapf (Editor), Song-I Han (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60719-8 May 2006 646 Pages

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How to use nuclear magnetic resonance imaging in chemical engineering.
Written by the internationally recognized top experts from academia and industry, this first book dedicated to the topic provides an overview of existing methods and strategies to solve individual problems in chemical engineering. Written in a simple and lively manner and backed by various industrial examples, the book begins with a look at hardware and methods, continuing on to cover porous materials, fluids and flow of increasing complexity from different fields of Chemical Engineering, before finishing off with a review of reactors and reactions.
The result allows engineers, industrial and academic researchers and decision-makers to gain a detailed insight into the NMR toolbox, such that they can estimate the benefit of NMR imaging with regard to cost efficiency and scientific results.
NMR Hardware and methods development
Application fields of non-medical MRI
Compact MRI for chemical engineering
Drying of coatings with GARFIELD
The NMR MOUSE in industrial applications
Microcoil NMR for miniaturized reactors
Hardware and method development for NMR rheology
Broadening the application range of NMR and MRI by remote detection
Methods for quality control
Modelling, simulation and experiment on flow in percolation clusters

Diffusion in zeolites
Fluid distribution and dynamics in filter media
Multiscale approach to catalyst design
MRI methods for concrete building materials
Gas adsorption in porous materials
NMR applications in petroleum reservoir studies
Pore size measurements using internal magnetic field in porous media

Modeling Fluid Flow in Porous Media
Magnetic resonance imaging viscometer
Imaging complex fluids in complex geometries
Quantitative visualization of Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flows with MRI
Two phase flow of emulsions
Fluid flow and trans-membrane exchange in a hemodialyzer module
NMR for food quality control
NMR of granular matter

Magnetic resonance microscopy of biofilm and bioreactor transport
Two-phase flow in trickle bed reactors
In-situ monitoring of gas dynamics in combustion processes
In-situ monitoring of catalyzed reactions by NMR and MRI
In-situ reaction monitoring in fixed-bed reactors
"...comes to address a large audience from undergraduate to postgraduate students and faculty members, and also industrial researchers and decision makers who will not only gain a good understanding of the NMR theory and its diverse applications, but also will be able to address their particular problems via NMR."
Environmental Engineering and Management Journal