Flow turbidity, when introduced between the transmitting and receiving optics and the measuring volume of a laser-Doppler anemometer, changes the pedestal amplitude and visibility of the signal. The purpose of this work is to assess the effect on the accuracy of particle sizing, based on measurements of these two quantities, for depths of field of 5 and 10 cm, interrupting particle diameters between 14 to 212 μm in three discrete ranges and void fractions up to 0.1 percent. The turbidity introduces random fluctuations in visibility which increase with void fraction and the resulting rms errors in particle diameter for turbidity introduced on the receiving side of the optics are smaller than 10 percent at void fractions below 0.1 percent. For particles larger than about one third of the beam diameter, the influence of turbidity is largely due to the interruption of the incident beams over the 5 cm nearest to the measuring volume.

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