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A Proof of Concept Study on Utilising a Non-invasive Microwave Analysis Technique to Characterise Silver Based Materials in Aqueous Solution

Ateeq, M and Shaw, A and Garrett, R and Dickson, P (2017) A Proof of Concept Study on Utilising a Non-invasive Microwave Analysis Technique to Characterise Silver Based Materials in Aqueous Solution. Sensing and Imaging: An International Journal, 18 (13). ISSN 1557-2064

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Abstract

This paper reports on the feasibility of using a novel and robust microwave sensing technique to analyse and detect silver materials in an aqueous solution. Two products are tested, namely: silver chloride and silver oxide. The study mainly focused on indicating the difference between them and also any change in the size/size distribution of the sample. A microwave sensor designed previously is utilised to identify the potential of the technique to carry out the analysis. The results are presented as microwave spectrums that are the material response to microwaves. The results have shown that the technique has reasonably indicated the change in material type as well as size distribution. The results also show that these curves are distinguishable and can be related to the material and the change in its size. It is concluded that there is a potential of extending this technique to determine various other properties of silver products. The study suggests a design and development of a bespoke unit as a dedicated analysis tool and to address any anomalies arising from the current feasibility. This will have a huge industrial benefit in terms of cost reduction and time associated with the industrial analysis of silver material.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microwave sensing; Non-destructive analysis; Novel microwave analysis; Cavity resonator; Silver products; Silver products characterisation; Industrial analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: General Engineering Research Institute
Publisher: Springer Verlag
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 11:29
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 17:46
DOI or Identification number: 10.1007/s11220-017-0162-y
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5733

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