Development of a Microwave Irradiation Probe for a Cylindrical Applicator
AbstractA microwave irradiation probe was newly developed for downsizing microwave applicators and the overall microwave heating apparatus. The key component of the proposed probe is a tapered section composed of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and alumina. Insertion of the tapered section between the input port and the applicator vessel realizes impedance matching to the microwave power source and reduces the reflected power from the applicator. The proposed microwave probe for a cylindrical applicator was designed using 3D electromagnetic simulations. The permittivity data of two liquid samples—ultrapure water and 2 M NaOH solution—were measured and taken into simulations. The conductivity of the NaOH solution was estimated from the measurement results. The measured reflection ratio of the fabricated applicator was in good accordance with the simulated one. The frequency ranges in which the measured reflection ratio was less than 10% were from 1.45 GHz to 2.7 GHz when using water and from 1.6 GHz to 2.7 GHz when using the NaOH solution as the sample. The heating rate of the applicator was roughly estimated as 63 to 69 K for a 5 min interval during the 2.45 GHz microwave irradiation at the input power of 100 W. View Full-Text
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Mitani, T.; Nakajima, R.; Shinohara, N.; Nozaki, Y.; Chikata, T.; Watanabe, T. Development of a Microwave Irradiation Probe for a Cylindrical Applicator. Processes 2019, 7, 143.
Mitani T, Nakajima R, Shinohara N, Nozaki Y, Chikata T, Watanabe T. Development of a Microwave Irradiation Probe for a Cylindrical Applicator. Processes. 2019; 7(3):143.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mitani, Tomohiko; Nakajima, Ryo; Shinohara, Naoki; Nozaki, Yoshihiro; Chikata, Tsukasa; Watanabe, Takashi. 2019. "Development of a Microwave Irradiation Probe for a Cylindrical Applicator." Processes 7, no. 3: 143.
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