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Can acoustic emissions be used to size bubbles seeping from a sediment bed?

A Vazquez, R Manasseh, R Chicharro

Chemical Engineering Science | Elsevier | Published : 2015


Abstract Experiments on bubble formation from a granular medium are presented. The granular medium consisted of immersed stones giving a sediment bed thickness of 10 cm. High speed photographic and acoustic passive wireless techniques were employed to obtain the bubble size. The power spectra of the acoustic data for bubble production of 0.5 bubbles/s showed the existence of two principal peaks which are correlated with two discrete events. Firstly, a signal peak at 0.497 kHz, representing asymmetric bubble detachment, and secondly, a peak at 2.070 kHz, which corresponded to interactions of the granular media as inter-particle gaps advance, representing elastic resistance to orifice creation..

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