Non-contact methods of measuring moisture concentration in external layers of building partitions II: Monitoring of the water vapour condensation on porous surfaces

Agnieszka J. Klemm, Piotr Klemm, Kazimierz Rozniakowski, Tomasz W. Wojtatowicz

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This paper present the results of the investigation into a potential application of laser radiation for the detection of phase transition processes occurring on the surface layers of porous materials. An attempt was made to discuss in the approximation equations, the relationships between coefficients of the reflected light, the temperature and humidity of the surrounding environment. Laser light reflected from the porous surface carries information about the roughness of the structure. The presence of water microdrop on the surface of the porous material, as a result of condensation and thus a phase transition, leads to the phase displacement of individual rays, which is represented by different images. Therefore, a comprehensive analysis of the reflected light parameters allows a dynamic study of the phase transition phenomena without mechanical intervention.



  • laser technology
  • moisture condensation
  • geometrical microstructure

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