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Optimization of microwave applicator for improved energy efficiency and homogeneity

YAN LIU, CRAIG FAIRBRIDGE, J.R. JOCELYN PARÉ, SIAUW NG, JACQUELINE M.R. BÉLANGER, SATEESH MUTYALA
*Corresponding author
1. Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, One Oil Patch Drive, Devon, AB, T9G 1A8, Canada
2. Your World, 94 Newton Street, Moncton, NB E1E 3A4, Canada

Abstract

The viability of using microwaves for industrial energyefficient processing is assessed. A microwave applicator for petrochemical processing is discussed. A network analyzer was used to study the effects of individual subcomponents on the efficiency. Deflector and reflector subcomponents and their positioning were used to maximize the energy delivered to a process sample.


Optimization of microwave applicator for improved energy efficiency and homogeneity