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Particle Shape Analysis Using Digital Image Processing

Particle Shape Analysis Using Digital Image Processing
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Author(s): Katia Tannous (University of Campinas, Brazil) and Fillipe de Souza Silva (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Campinas, Brazil)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 13
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch114

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Abstract

This chapter will discuss new software, Particles and Geometric Shapes Analyzer (APOGEO), aiming the determination of aspect ratio and sphericity of solid particles by image processing technique without any manual work. This software can quantify the major and minor axes correlating two or three dimensions of particles (e.g.: biomass, mineral, pharmaceutical and food products) to obtain their shape. The particles can be associated with different geometries such as, rectangular parallelepiped, cylinder, oblate and prolate spheroids, and irregular. The results are presented in histograms and tables, but also can be saved in a spreadsheet.

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