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A method for measurement of the directional emittance of paper in the infrared wavelength range
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering, Metrology and Optics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1467-7413
Innventia AB.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering, Metrology and Optics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0105-4102
2012 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 27, no 5, 958-967 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A method for measuring the directional emittance of paper and board samples was developed. The available literature showed that the influence of temperature and observation angle on the emittance of dry and moist paper had not been investigated in detail. Methods adapted for such investigations were not available. In the developed method, the emittance of a sample is determined by comparing its infrared radiation with the radiation emitted from a reference surface with known emittance. In order to investigate the influence of the wavelength range, two cameras, operating in the mid-wavelength and long-wavelength infrared range, respectively, were used. The method allows for the adjustment of the directional emission angle in a range from 0° down to 80°, and variation of the sample temperature between 30°C and 100°C. A study was performed to evaluate the method. Here, the directional emittance of handsheets made from thermo-mechanical pulp was measured at different wavelength ranges, sample temperatures and emission angles. The obtained emittance values and trends were in agreement with previous experimental work and theoretical predictions. The emittance of the samples was also measured using Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Given the methodological differences between the two measurement approaches, the results were in good agreement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 27, no 5, 958-967 p.
Keyword [en]
Directional emittance, Emissivity, FTIR, Goniometer, Hemispherical emittance, Method development, Paper emittance, Thermography
National Category
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology Reliability and Maintenance
Research subject
SRA - Production
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-105415DOI: 10.3183/NPPRJ-2012-27-05-p958-967ISI: 000313375400017Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84871732616OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-105415DiVA: diva2:570941
Funder
Swedish Energy AgencyXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Note

QC 20130118. Updated from accepted to published.

Available from: 2012-11-21 Created: 2012-11-21 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Infrared Emittance of Paper: Method Development, Measurements and Application
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2012 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Thermography is a non-destructive technique which uses infrared radiation to obtain the temperature distribution of an object. The technique is increasingly used in the pulp and paper industry. To convert the detected infrared radiation to a temperature, the emittance of the material must be known. For several influencing parameters the emittance of paper and board has not previously been studied in detail. This is partly due to the lack of emittance measurement methods that allow for studying the influence of these parameters.

An angle-resolved goniometric method for measuring the infrared emittance of a material was developed in this thesis. The method is based on the reference emitter methodology, and uses commercial infrared cameras to determine the emittance. The method was applied to study the dependence on wavelength range, temperature, observation angle, moisture ratio, sample composition, and sample structure of the emittance of paper and board samples. It was found that the emittance varied significantly with wavelength range, observation angle and moisture ratio. The emittance was significantly higher in the LWIR (Long-Wavelength Infrared) range than in the MWIR (Mid-Wavelength Infrared) range. The emittance was approximately constant up to an observation angle of 60° in the MWIR range and 70° in the LWIR range, respectively. After that it started to decrease. The emittance of moist samples was significantly higher than that of dry samples. The influence of moisture ratio on the emittance could be estimated based on the moisture ratio of the sample, and the emittance of pure water and dry material, respectively.

The applicability of measured emittance values was demonstrated in an investigation of the mechanical properties of sack paper samples. An infrared camera was applied to monitor the generation of heat during a tensile test of a paper sample. It was found that the observed increase in thermal energy at the time of rupture corresponded well to the value of the elastic energy stored in the sample just prior to rupture. The measured emittance value provided an increased accuracy in the thermal energy calculation based on the infrared images.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012. 41 p.
Series
Trita-IIP, ISSN 1650-1888 ; 12:10
Keyword
Emittance, Emissivity, Thermography, Paper, Sheet, Papermaking, Paper mechanics, Moisture, Material properties, Reflectance, Transmittance, Absorptance, Infrared, Mid-wavelength infrared, MWIR, Long-wavelength infrared, LWIR, Angle-resolved, Directional
National Category
Materials Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104755 (URN)
Presentation
2012-11-30, Sundbladsalen, Innventia AB, Drottning Kristingas Väg 61, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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Supervisors
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Note

QC 20121121

Available from: 2012-11-21 Created: 2012-11-12 Last updated: 2013-04-19Bibliographically approved
2. Image-based quantitative infrared analysis and microparticle characterisation for pulp and paper applications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Image-based quantitative infrared analysis and microparticle characterisation for pulp and paper applications
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Measurements of process variations and particle morphology are widely employed in the pulp and paper industry. Two techniques with high potential, infrared thermography and microparticle characterisation, are mainly used qualitatively. Quantitative thermography requires knowledge of the emittance, a material property which has not been measured under many process-relevant conditions. Quantitative characterisation of microparticles, e.g. pulp fines and mineral fillers, requires the analysis of a large number of particles, which can be accomplished using flow microscopes. Flow microscopes for pulp analysis have had insufficient spatial resolution to resolve fines and fillers. Additionally, there has been a lack of methods which can differentiate between fines and fillers in a mixed suspension.

State-of-the-art instruments for particle image analysis were evaluated and compared to laser diffractometry, a measurement method based on scattering by diffraction. Laser diffractometry was found to be highly sensitive to the complex refractive index of the particles, and especially to its change due to moisture absorption. A high-resolution imaging flow cytometer and a high-resolution fibre analyser were found to be complementary for characterisation of pure fines and fines/filler mixtures, and superior to laser diffractometry. A method for differentiating between fines and fillers in a suspension based on their autofluorescence and side-scattering was proposed and qualitatively evaluated.

Furthermore, a method for measuring the directional and integrated emittance of paper was developed and its accuracy was determined. Measurements on a wide range of samples showed that the emittance of fibre-based materials vary significantly with wavelength, pulp type, observation angle, and moisture content. By applying measured quantitative values of the emittance, the thermal energy emitted by sack paper samples during mechanical deformation could be quantitatively calculated. The increase in thermal energy at the time of rupture was found to correlate well with the elastic share of the mechanical energy that was stored in the sample during its elongation.

In summary, the results of this work have facilitated the use of quantitative microparticle analysis and infrared thermography for pulp and paper applications. 

Abstract [sv]

Mätningar av processvariationer och partiklars form och storlek utförs i stor skala inom massa- och pappersindustrin. Två mättekniker med stor potential, infraröd termografi och mikropartikel-karaktärisering, används mest kvalitativt idag. Kvantitativ termografi kräver att provets emittans är känd. Emittansen är en materialegenskap som inte har mätts för många förhållanden som är relevanta inom papperstillverkning. Kvantitativ karaktärisering av partiklar kräver att ett tillräckligt stort antal partiklar analyseras, något som kan göras med flödesmikroskop. Flödesmikroskop för mäldanalys har haft otillräcklig upplösning för att karaktärisera mikrometerstora partiklar, t.ex. fines och fyllmedel. Det har heller inte funnits någon metod som kan särskilja mellan fines och fyllmedel i en blandning.

Högupplösta mätinstrument för bildbaserad mikropartikelkaraktärisering utvärderades och jämfördes med en laserdiffraktometer, en mätmetod baserad på ljusspridning genom diffraktion. Laserdiffraktometerns mätresultat påverkades starkt av det brytningsindex som antogs för provet, och hur brytningsindexet ändrades med fukthalt. En högupplöst bildbaserad flödescytometer och en högupplöst fibermätare konstaterades komplettera varandra vid mätningar av mäldens finmaterial. De var även pålitligare än laserdiffraktometern vid mätningar av organiskt finmaterial. En metod för att skilja mellan organiskt och oorganiskt finmaterial i en mäld baserat på deras autofluorescens och ljusspridning presenterades och utvärderades kvalitativt.

En metod för att mäta den vinkelberoende och våglängdsintegrerade emittansen hos fiberbaserade material utvecklades och dess mätnoggrannhet utvärderades. Mätningar på ett stort antal prover visade att emittansen varierade betydligt med våglängd, mäldtyp, observationsvinkel, och fukthalt. Genom att använda den uppmätta emittansen kunde den termiska energin som frigjordes av ett säckpappersprov vid brottögonblicket beräknas. Denna energi korrelerade väl med den elastiska energi som lagrades i provet medan det töjdes, fram till tidpunkten för brottet.

Sammanfattningsvis har resultaten av detta arbete möjliggjort kvantitativ användning av mikropartikel-karaktärisering och infraröd termografi i massa- och papperstillämpningar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2016. 132 p.
Series
TRITA-IIP, ISSN 1650-1888 ; 16:01
Keyword
Metrology, stock, papermaking, refining, fibrillation, fines, filler, morphology, classification, flow microscopy, fibre analyser, flow cytometry, laser diffraction, dynamic image analysis, process variation, thermography, emittance, emissivity, infrared, MWIR, LWIR, goniometer
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
Research subject
Production Engineering; Fibre and Polymer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180722 (URN)978-91-7595-843-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-02-12, Innoversum, Innventia, Drottning Kristinas Väg 61, Solna, 10:00 (English)
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Swedish Energy AgencyÖnnesjö Foundation
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QC 20160122

Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2016-01-22Bibliographically approved

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