Chemical Processing, in partnership with Hapman, recently hosted a live Webcast: Dry Materials: Moving Materials Through a Process.
Watch this on-demand event to learn how to properly assess the properties of solids and the insights that can be obtained for both selection of equipment and troubleshooting; options for moving dry materials through a process; master the intricacies of milling or agglomeration and dealing with sieving of other particle separation techniques.
Tom Blackwood, Healthsite Associates LLC, St. Louis Missouri
Dr. Blackwood has been practicing particle technology since 1966. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in chemical engineering and industrial health. For over 20 years he served as Monsanto's internal expert on solids processing technology and was part of the company's elite Fellow program. His work covered many industries from pharmaceuticals, basic chemicals and agriculture to electronics and mining. He retired in 1999 to join Healthsite Associates and continues to provide expert advice on solids processing and air pollution control. He has over 90 publications and has served as an officer in many technical organizations.
He has published several internal technical manuals and design guides on dealing with clumping, erratic flow of solids, particle classification and conveying. His presentation in this webcast will focus on the major factors that influence clumping and how to diagnose, prevent or repair these problems.
Joe Zerbel, Product Manager for Feeders and Systems
Joe Zerbel, Product Manager for Hapman, has an electrical engineering degree from ITT Technical Institute. For nearly 25 years he has worked in various capacities for Hapman and Hapman's parent company, PRAB, Inc., beginning in 1985 as a welder/fabricator on the shop floor. He has worked in progressive roles, including that of Process Engineering/Inventory Control. For the past 20-plus years, Joe has honed his skills as a problem solver traversing the organization and finding himself assigned to such roles as Product Engineer, Application Engineer, AE Department Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Hapman Product Manager. For new employees the breadth of product lines for PRAB or Hapman can be quite intimidating and the learning curve is typically a long one, but Joe is one of the few in the organization's history to have achieved an in depth understanding of the manufacture, design and application of both diverse and totally unique product lines as well as the markets served by them.
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