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Micro Acoustic Resonant Chambers for Heating/Agitating/Mixing (MARCHAM)

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dc.contributor.author Sherrit, Stewart
dc.contributor.author Noel, Aaron C.
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Anita M.
dc.contributor.author Takano, Nobuyuki
dc.contributor.author Grunthaner, Frank
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-09T17:28:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-09T17:28:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-20
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 20-24, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-0973
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/46064
dc.description.abstract A variety of applications require the mixing and/or heating of a slurry made from a powder/fluid mixture. One of these applications, Sub Critical Water Extraction (SCWE), is a process where water and an environmental powder sample (sieved soil, drill cuttings, etc.) are heated in a sealed chamber to temperatures greater than 200 degrees Celsius by allowing the pressure to increase, but without reaching the critical point of water. At these temperatures, the ability of water to extract organics from solid particulate increases drastically. This paper describes the modeling and experimentation on the use of an acoustic resonant chamber which is part of an amino acid detection instrument called Astrobionibbler [Noell et al. 2014, 2015]. In this instrument we use acoustics to excite a fluid- solid fines mixture in different frequency/Amplitude regimes to accomplish a variety of sample processing tasks. Driving the acoustic resonant chamber at lower frequencies can create circulation patterns in the fluid and mixes the liquid and fines, while driving the chamber at higher frequencies one can agitate the fluid and powder and create a suspension. If one then drives the chamber at high amplitude at resonance heating of the slurry occurs. In the mixing and agitating cell the particle levitation force depends on the relative densities and compressibility’s of the particulate and fluid and on the kinetic and potential energy densities associated with the velocity and pressure fields [Glynne-Jones, Boltryk and Hill 2012] in the cell. When heating, the piezoelectric transducer and chamber is driven at high power in resonance where the solid/fines region is modelled as acoustic transmission line with a large loss component. In this regime, heat is pumped into the solution/fines mixture and rapidly heats the sample. We have modeled the piezoelectric transducer/chamber/ sample using Mason’s equivalent circuit. In order to assess the validity of the model we have built and tested a variety of chambers. This paper describes the experimental results which are in general agreement with theory within the limitations of the modeling. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016 en_US
dc.subject Piezoelectric vibration en_US
dc.subject heating en_US
dc.subject fluid particle interaction en_US
dc.subject Subcritical water extraction en_US
dc.title Micro Acoustic Resonant Chambers for Heating/Agitating/Mixing (MARCHAM) en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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