Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 5, 346 (2008)
Application of multi-phase particle swarm optimization technique to retrieve the particle size distribution
Hong Qi*, Liming Ruan, Shenggang Wang, Meng Shi, and Hui Zhao
- School of Energy Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001
The multi-phase particle swarm optimization (MPPSO) technique is applied to retrieve the particle size distribution (PSD) under dependent model. Based on the Mie theory and the Lambert-Beer theory, three PSDs, i.e., the Rosin-Rammer (R-R) distribution, the normal distribution, and the logarithmic normal distribution, are estimated by MPPSO algorithm. The results confirm the potential of the proposed approach and show its effectiveness. It may provide a new technique to improve the accuracy and reliability of the PSD inverse calculation.