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Industrial Applications of Laser Diagnostics

1st Edition

By Yoshihiro Deguchi

CRC Press

302 pages | 7 Color Illus. | 201 B/W Illus.

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Tighter regulations of harmful substances such as NOx, CO, heavy metals, particles, emissions from commercial plants and automobiles reflect a growing demand for lowering the anthropogenic burdens on the environment. It is equally important to monitor controlling factors to improve the operation of industrial machinery and plants. Among the many methods for doing this, laser diagnostics stands out. Taking a practical approach, Industrial Applications of Laser Diagnostics discusses how to apply laser diagnostics to engines, gas turbines, thermal and chemical plant systems, and disposal facilities. It also briefly discusses their growing application in biochemical fields.

The book introduces the guidelines for industrial applications of laser diagnostics, briefly describes the main components of laser diagnostics systems, and summarizes application codes of laser diagnostics to industrial systems. The author them discusses laser induced fluorescence, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, spontaneous Raman spectroscopy and CARS, tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy, and time of flight mass spectroscopy. He provides theoretical explanations and complex equations, which are usually main inhibitors, in appendices or indicates them with citations.

Although the diagnostics have been well documented in the scientific literature, and the techniques in journals, the applications have not. And usually these books are comprehensible only to those in this field, not researchers from other fields or from industry. Until now. Incorporating a plethora of real life industrial examples and applications, this text underscores the real potential for these techniques in industrial applications.

Reviews

"… the book provides a good overview of the main laser diagnostic methods that have found use in industrial environments. The chapters dedicated to individual techniques all have a consistent structure viz. a brief introduction to the fundamentals, a discussion of the characteristics (including potentials and limitations), and a selection of recent applications. This clear structure makes it easy for the reader to use the text as a reference. … The book can certainly be recommended to industrialists as it will give them an overview of the potentials and limitations of laser diagnostics."

Johannes Kiefer, University of Aberdeen, Optics and Lasers in Engineering

Table of Contents

Introduction

Use of laser diagnostics in industrial applications

Scope of this book

Evaluation of the merits and demerits on laser diagnostics

Laser sources, detectors, and data processors

Units used in this book

References

Application Codes of laser diagnostics to industrial Systems

Strengths and weaknesses of each laser diagnostics

Applications to system development and improvement

Applications to process monitoring and control

References

LIF, LII, and photo fragment fluorescence

Principle

Engines

Large scale combustors

Semiconductor Devices

References

LIBS

Principle

Engines

Thermal power plants

Waste disposal plants

Mars project

References

Raman and CARS

Principle

Engines

Large scale combustors

Chemical and thermal processes

References

TDLAS

Principle

Engines

Burners

Waste disposal treatment plants

Semiconductor Devices

References

TOFMS

Principle

Engines

Waste disposal treatment plants

References

Laser velocimetries and particle sizings

Principle

Engines

Burners

Aero propulsion systems

References

Optical Fiber Sensing

Principle

Devise health monitoring

Tunnel safety monitoring

Embankment safety monitoring

Appendix

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control