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Characterisation of Bulk Solids

Characterisation of Bulk Solids

Don McGlinchey

ISBN: 978-1-405-14363-9

Feb 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

280 pages

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$225.99

Description

Handling of powders and bulk solids is a critical industrial technology across a broad spectrum of industries, from minerals processing to bulk and fine chemicals, and the food and pharmaceutical industries, yet is rarely found in the curricula of engineering or chemistry departments.

With contributions from leading authors in their respective fields, Characterisation of Bulk Solids provides the reader with a sound understanding of the techniques, importance and application of particulate materials characterisation. It covers the fundamental characteristics of individual particles and bulk particulate materials, and includes discussion of a wide range of measurement techniques, and the use of material characteristics in design and industrial practice. The reader will then be in a better position to diagnose solids handling and processing problems in industry, and to deal with experts and equipment suppliers from an informed standpoint.

Written for post-graduate engineers, chemical scientists and technologists at all stages of their industrial career, the book will also serve as an ideal primer in any of the specialist areas to inform further study.

1. Characterising Particle Properties.

2. Powder Mechanics and Rheology.

3. Characterisation for Hopper and Stockpile Design.

4. Fluidisation Behaviour.

5. Characterisation for Pneumatic Conveyor Design.

6. Explosiblility.

7. “Designer” Particle Characteristics.

8. Current Industrial Practice.

9. Future Trends

"The book covers the fundamental characteristics of individual particles and bulk particulate materials, including particle size, shape and density, bulk density, fluidisation behaviour, flow properties, and the characterization of powders for explosion potential. Measurement techniques are described, and the use of material characteristics in design and industrial practice is discussed." (CAB Abstracts)
* Brings non-experts up-to-speed quickly, comprehensively and economically, providing new entrants to industry with a firm understanding of the importance, techniques and industrial applications of powder and bulk solids characterisation

* Shows how particulate properties govern bulk material properties, and how characterisation of these particulate properties leads to improved control over powder based industrial processes.* Provides detailed guidance on designing and problem solving in industrial powder based processes