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Volume 4, Issue 11 (November 2017), Pages: 22-27


Original Research Paper

Title: Designing a new microcontroller-based moisture meter for loose materials using frequency separation

Author(s): Natalia V. Arinova 1, *, Albina T. Kadyroldina 1, Alissa B. Arinova 2


1Department of Information Technology and Business, D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Ust- Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
2Institute of High Technology Physics, National Research, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia

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Variations in density, temperature, granule size, ionic conduction, etc. cause a measurement error for all indirect methods for measuring loose materials moisture content. Multiparameter method has the potential to decrease or even eliminate the influence of all disturbing parameters on the measurement variable (moisture content) for every measurement method (i.e., capacitive, microwave, etc.), this reduces the measurement error. Application of multi-parameter method of moisture measurement is a result of developing opportunities in instrumentation design using fast computer equipment. A new microcontroller-based moisture meter was developed for loose materials with binary frequency measurement control и temperature compensation. It was estimated that the expected measurement error is within permissible limits. 

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Keywords: Moisture meter, Loose material, Multi-parameter method, Frequency separation, Dielcometry, Microcontroller, Measuring inaccuracy

Article History: Received 2 June 2017, Received in revised form 7 September 2017, Accepted 10 September 2017

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Arinova NV, Kadyroldina AT, and Arinova AB (2017). Designing a new microcontroller-based moisture meter for loose materials using frequency separation. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(11): 22-27

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