Introduction to Particle Technology, 2nd Edition
This textbook provides an excellent introduction to particle technology with worked examples and exercises. Based on feedback from students and practitioners worldwide, it has been newly edited and contains new chapters on slurry transport, colloids and fine particles, size enlargement and the health effects of fine powders. Topics covered include:
- Characterization (Size Analysis)
- Processing (Granulation, Fluidization)
- Particle Formation (Granulation, Size Reduction)
- Storage and Transport (Hopper Design, Pneumatic Conveying, Standpipes, Slurry Flow)
- Separation (Filtration, Settling, Cyclones)
- Safety (Fire and Explosion Hazards, Health Hazards)
- Engineering the Properties of Particulate Systems (Colloids, Respirable Drugs, Slurry Rheology)
This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of chemical engineering on particle technology courses. It is also valuable supplementary reading for students in other branches of engineering, applied chemistry, physics, pharmaceutics, mineral processing and metallurgy. Practitioners in industries in which powders are handled and processed may find it a useful starting point for gaining an understanding of the behavior of particles and powders.
Review of the First Edition taken from High Temperatures - High pressures 1999 31 243 – 251
"..This is a modern textbook that presents clear-cut
knowledge. It can be successfully used both for teaching particle
technology at universities and for individual study of engineering
problems in powder processing."
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1. Particle Size Analysis.
1.2 Describing The Size Of A Single Particle.
1.3 Description Of Populations Of Particles.
1.4 Conversion Between Distributions.
1.5 Describing The Population By A Single Number.
1.6 Equivalence Of Means.
1.7 Common Methods Of Displaying Size Distributions.
1.8 Methods Of Particle Size Measurement.
1.10 Worked Examples.
2. Single Particles in a Fluid.
2.1 Motion Of Solid Particles In A Fluid.
2.2 Particles Falling Under Gravity Through A Fluid.
2.3 Non-Spherical Particles.
2.4 Effect Of Boundaries On Terminal Velocity.
2.5 Further Reading.
2.6 Worked Examples.
3. Multiple Particle Systems.
3.1 Settling Of A Suspension Of Particles.
3.2 Batch Settling.
3.3 Continuous Settling.
3.4 Worked Examples.
4. Slurry Transport.
4.2 Flow Condition.
4.3 Rheological Models For Homogeneous Slurries.
4.4 Heterogeneous Slurries.
4.5 Components Of A Slurry Flow System.
4.6 Further Reading.
4.7 Worked Examples.
5. Colloids and Fine Particles.
5.2 Brownian Motion.
5.3 Surface Forces.
5.4 Result of Surface Forces on Behaviour in Air and Water.
5.5 Influences of Particle Size and Surface Forces on Solid/Liquid Separation by Sedimentation.
5.6 Suspension Rheology.
5.7 Influence of Surface Forces on Suspension Flow.
5.9 Worked Examples.
6. Fluid Flow Through a Packed Bed of Particles.
6.1 Pressure Drop–Flow Relationship.
6.3 Further Reading.
6.4 Worked Examples.
7.2 Relevant Powder And Particle Properties.
7.3 Bubbling And Non-Bubbling Fluidization.
7.4 Classification Of Powders.
7.5 Expansion Of A Fluidized Bed.
7.7 Heat Transfer In Fluidized Beds.
7.8 Applications Of Fluidized Beds.
7.9 A Simple Model For The Bubbling Fluidized Bed Reactor.
7.10 Some Practical Considerations.
7.11 Worked Examples.
8. Pneumatic Transport and Standpipes.
8.1 Pneumatic Transport.
8.3 Further Reading.
8.4 Worked Examples.
9. Separation of Particles From a Gas: Gas Cyclones.
9.1 Gas Cyclones – Description.
9.2 Flow Characteristics.
9.3 Efficiency Of Separation.
9.4 Scale-Up Of Cyclones.
9.5 Range Of Operation.
9.6 Some Practical Design And Operation Details.
9.7 Worked Examples.
10. Storage and Flow of Powders – Hopper Design.
10.2 Mass Flow And Core Flow.
10.3 The Design Philosophy.
10.4 Shear Cell Test.
10.5 Analysis Of Shear Cell Test Results.
10.6 Summary Of Design Procedure.
10.7 Discharge Aids.
10.8 Pressure On The Base Of A Tall Cylindrical Bin.
10.9 Mass Flow Rates.
10.11 Worked Examples.
11. Mixing and Segregation.
11.2 Types Of Mixture.
11.4 Reduction Of Segregation.
11.5 Equipment For Particulate Mixing.
11.6 Assessing The Mixture.
11.7 Worked Examples.
12. Particle Size Reduction.
12.2 Particle Fracture Mechanisms.
12.3 Model Predicting Energy Requirement And Product Size Distribution.
12.4 Types Of Comminution Equipment.
12.5 Worked Examples.
13. Size Enlargement.
13.2 Interparticle Forces.
13.4 Worked Examples.
14. Health Effects of Fine Powders.
14.2 The Human Respiratory System.
14.3 Interaction of Fine Powders with the Respiratory System.
14.4 Pulmonary Delivery of Drugs.
14.5 Harmful Effects of Fine Powders.
15. Fire and Explosion Hazards of Fine Powders.
15.2 Combustion Fundamentals.
15.3 Combustion In Dust Clouds.
15.4 Control Of The Hazard.
15.5 Worked Examples.
16. Case Studies.
16.1 Case Study 1.
16.2 Case Study 2.
16.3 Case Study 3.
16.4 Case Study 4.
16.5 Case Study 5.
16.6 Case Study 6.
16.7 Case Study 7.
16.8 Case Study 8.
- New chapters on slurry transport, colloids and fine particles, size enlargement and the health effects of fine powders
For the second edition the original author, Martin Rhodes, has joined forces with other contributors
The text has been completely revised with new chapters added
Provides case studies and real-life industrial applications illustrating the techniques and theory
Includes coverage of key topics such as Characterization (size analysis); Processing (fluidized beds, granulation); Particle formation (granulation, size reduction); Fluid-particle separation (filtration, settling, gas cyclones); Health effects; and Transport (pneumatic transport and standpipes)
Additional teaching material such as simulations and solution manual are available