Powder & Solids

Dealing with bulk solids — materials than can range from fine powders to coarse particulates or even chunks — raises particular challenges compared to liquids and gases because such solid materials don’t necessarily respond consistently or as expected. Small changes in particle shape, composition, moisture or other parameters can have a big and sometimes surprising impact. 


Solids Processing: All Models Are Wrong but Useful

Solids Processing: All Models Are Wrong but Useful

In the future, artificial intelligence may develop unbiased models for intricate processes.
Four Tips To Avoid Solids Processes Upsets

Four Tips To Avoid Solids Process Upsets

There are hundreds of rules to help keep solids processing equipment operating. These four areas are most important.
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Solids Processing: Unleashing Innovative Strategies Beyond the Norm

Innovative thinking in solids processing unveils exceptions, challenges and untapped possibilities. Here are five properties to keep in mind when looking for alternate processing...
Examples of wear resistance tiles inside a chute for bulk material handling. In this chute, only the surface under direct impact of the discharge bulk materials is protected with tiles.

Bulking Up: Wear-Resistant Materials for Powder, Solids Handling Equipment

How high-strength materials can reduce downtime and improve the performance of bulk material, slurry handling and other critical chemical processing systems



EFCE Honors Crystallization Researcher

Aug. 4, 2021
Award recognizes work on characterizing crystal size and shape distribution

New eBook Explores Powder Flow Testing For Granulation

May 26, 2021
Book offers an in-depth assessment of the application and value of powder flow testing in the optimization of granulation processes.

Sterling Systems Opens Test Facility For Bulk Solids

April 28, 2021
Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. announces its new ability to test various powders and other bulk solid materials.

Vortex Makes Changes At The Top

Jan. 22, 2021
Vortex announces executive management changes.

White Papers: In Depth Research

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Bulk Solids Innovation Center Journal: Understand When To Use A Closed-Loop Conveying System

Oct. 26, 2022
Chemical Processing in collaboration with the Bulk Solids Innovation Center has developed this Journal to help you better understand bulk solids processing and solve your challenges...

Powder eHandbook: Preclude Powder Problems

Nov. 11, 2014
Process design and process safety are critical considerations in chemical production and processing. With design and safety paramount at the outset of any new development or equipment...

Chemical Processing’s Powder eHandbook: Make the Most of Powder Processes

April 24, 2014
Powders developed to meet certain product performance targets often suffer from inconsistent and unpredictable flow. The reasons for this are many. A material's characteristics...

Powder Processing Best Practices

Feb. 19, 2014
A material’s characteristics and how they may change during processing can affect HOW these materials are processed. Key factors affecting powders include aeration, moisture absorption...