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EPSRC Reference: GR/T25446/01
Title: PLATFORM: Platform Grant for the University of Birmingham Positron Imaging Centre
Principal Investigator: Parker, Professor DJ
Other Investigators:
Fryer, Professor PJ Seville, Professor JP Barigou, Professor M
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Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
Organisation: University of Birmingham
Scheme: Platform Grants (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 January 2005 Ends: 31 December 2008 Value (£): 450,109
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Drug Formulation & Delivery Multiphase Flow
Particle Technology
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Chemicals Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Manufacturing
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The Positron Imaging Centre uses radioactive tracers to study flows of interest to engineers, in a variant of the medical imaging technique of positron emission tomography (PET) developed uniquely at Birmingham. A cyclotron (brought from the USA during 2002/3) is used to make the short-lived radioisotopes and a PET scanner to track the motion of a labelled particle. In this way, complex flow processes occurring inside laboratory-scale equipment can be studied. The Centre operates as a national resource, where academic and industrial groups can study the systems of particular interest to them. Applications range from fundamental studies of simple flow situations involving granular material or viscous fluid to measurements on the actual equipment used in industry for processing materials such as foodstuffs. An important role of these studies is testing the accuracy of computer codes used for predicting complex flows.
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