SBIR Phase I: Electromagnetic Flowmeter with Built-in Electrical Impedance Tomography for Multiphase Flow

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0637586
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
NSF 06-553
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0637586
Solicitation Topic Code:
MI
Small Business Information
EN'URGA INC
1291 CUMBERLAND AVE, Suite#3350, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
944533009
Principal Investigator
 Ye Mi
 PhD
 (765) 497-3269
 yemi@enurga.com
Business Contact
 Ye Mi
Title: PhD
Phone: (765) 497-3269
Email: yemi@enurga.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will evaluate the feasibility of developing an electromagnetic flowmeter with electrical impedance tomography (EMFEIT), which will meet the need for multiphase flow measurements. Three major tasks are planned to demonstrate the feasibility of this development: (1) design a preliminary assembly of an electromagnetic flowmeter with an electrical impedance tomography based on theoretical analysis, (2) build the flowmeter hardware and develop its data acquisition and processing algorithm in a PC environment, (3) validate the performance of the novel flowmeter in a two-phase flow loop. The success of the proposed study will provide a useful tool for multiphase flow research and a reliable instrument for industrial process monitoring. If successful, the proposed flowmeter will be utilized in the petroleum, nuclear, wastewater treatment, chemical, food, and biochemical process industries.

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