FDTD simulation of microwave heating of variable feed

Jokovic, Vladimir, Rizmanoski, Vladimir, Djordjevic, Nenad and Morrison, Rob (2014) FDTD simulation of microwave heating of variable feed. Minerals Engineering, 59 12-16. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2013.11.013

Author Jokovic, Vladimir
Rizmanoski, Vladimir
Djordjevic, Nenad
Morrison, Rob
Title FDTD simulation of microwave heating of variable feed
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
Publication date 2014-05
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2013.11.013
Open Access Status
Volume 59
Start page 12
End page 16
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Microwave heating inside a cavity is not uniform and depends on various factors such as: cavity geometry, properties of treated material and frequency. In most applications of microwave (MW) heating there is only a small variation in the nature of the feed. At present, the assessment of uniformity of heating is possible only for the case of batch processing cavities. Therefore, it is desirable to have a parameter that will quantify uniformity of heating for continuously operated (non-batch) applicators. This paper has given an account of and the reasons for the widespread use of a new smoothness parameter (SP). This parameter is also compared to the already available parameter (designed for batch processes) through Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations.

Assuming a uniform load, it was demonstrated that heating time and applied microwave power have only a small influence on the proposed uniformity parameter. Simulations of heating were carried out using a variable feed inside two microwave applicators with different uniformity parameters. The results are presented in this paper
Keyword Microwave technology
Discrete element modelling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 11 December 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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