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  • ● Particle size and shape analyzer
  • ● Merits
  • ● Measurement principle
  • ● Supplementary Information

Introduction

 

Particle size and shape parameters can be precisely obtained using dynamic image analysis (DIA), which provides a feasible method for the in-depth study of particle size and shape. When compared to static image analysis (SIA), DIA continuously captures images of the particles during the flow and then analyzes them to determine particle size and shape parameters. This analysis measures both suspended and free-falling particles as well as those that are inclined to agglomerate. 

Particle size and shape analyzer

Bettersizer S3 Plus

Bettersizer S3 Plus

Particle Size and Shape Analyzer

0.01 - 3,500μm(Laser System)

2 - 3,500μm(Image System)

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BeVision D2

BeVision D2

Dynamic Image Analyzer

Dispersion type: Dry

Measurement range: 30 - 10,000μm

Technology: Dynamic Image Analysis

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Static image analysis provides high-quality images of a limited number of particles, whereas the dynamic image analysis can analyze many particles in a short time. As a result, dynamic image analysis is mainly applicable to the size and shape analysis of oversize particles, and it has the following characteristics:


1.     Easier operation and lower susceptibility to human errors

2.     Oversized particle sensitivity

3.     Quick and efficient analysis

4.     High sample throughput

5.     Highly representative and accurate results

Measurement Method

 

Four steps to determing the particle shape and size by DIA:

1.     Image capturing

The image is taken by special digital cameras to enlarge the particle while avioding the motion blur, usually combined with a microscope. The particles are present in motion, and the deagglomeration of particles is possible both in dry and wet mode.

2.     Image processing and particles identification

Appropriate software processing results in enhanced images, realizing the elimination of isolated pixels and edging particles, the retouching of variations in brightness and signal noise, and the separation of agglomerated particles.

3.     Particles size and shape parameters calculation

Size and shape parameters of every single particle will be calculated with the software.

4.     Data statistics and classification

The particles are classified based on their size and shape parameters.

 

BeVision D2 Processing chain

 

Processing chain

 

 

Supplementary Information

 

A detailed description of particle shape can be found HERE.

 

Image analysis, particle parameters guidebook