## THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

### RETRIEVAL OF SPHERICAL PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION WITH AN IMPROVED TIKHONOV ITERATION METHOD

**ABSTRACT**

The problem of retrieval for spherical particle size distribution in the independent mode is studied, and an improved Tikhonov iteration method is proposed. In this method, the particle size distribution is retrieved from the light extinction data through the Phillips-Twomey method firstly in the independent mode, and then the obtained inversion results of the particle size distribution is used as the initial distribution and the final retrieved particle size distribution is obtained. Simulation experiments indicate that the spherical particle size distributions obtained with the proposed method coincide fairly well with the given distributions.

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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2012-08-01

PAPER REVISED: 2012-09-05

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2012-09-12

**THERMAL SCIENCE** YEAR

**2012**, VOLUME

**16**, ISSUE

**Issue 5**, PAGES [1400 - 1404]

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