Estimating the number-weighted equivalents of the mass-weighted size distribution functions

2020-06-01
Camalan, Mahmut
The number-weighted particle size distributions are difficult to be estimated experimentally. This study offers a simple conversion method to convert mass-weighted distributions to their number-weighted equivalents. Besides, the number-weighted equivalents of the Gates-Gaudin-Schuhmann, Gaudin-Meloy, Pareto, and Rosin-Rammler distributions were determined by the conversion method. The accuracy of the method was successfully confirmed on the artificial populations generated from the Gates-Gaudin-Schuhmann, Rosin-Rammler (Weibull), and Pareto distributions. However, the number-weighted equivalent of the Gaudin-Meloy distribution was found to be trivial. The results also indicate that the conversion method may be applied to a wide range of sieve size distributions that are truncated with upper and lower bounds.

Citation Formats
M. Camalan, “Estimating the number-weighted equivalents of the mass-weighted size distribution functions,” POWDER TECHNOLOGY, vol. 369, pp. 106–113, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/51815.