A4.3 - Cross-Sectional Detection of Flow Inhomogeneities for Pneumatic ConveyedPulverized Soldis Using a Helix-Shaped CRLH-Mass Flow Sensor

A. Penirschke, A. Angelovski & R. Jakoby
This paper presents an application of a Composite Right/Left-Handed (CRLH) Transmission Line resonator for a compact mass flow detector with increased sensitivity compared to a conventional microwave mass flow detector. In this concept series capacitors and shunt inductors are used to synthesize a medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity - the so called metamaterial. The helix shaped distribution of the plates in the cylindrical CRLH-TL sensor offers the possibility to detect flow inhomogeneities within...