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The new Bulk Solids Innovation Center at Kansas State University hosts “Powders and Bulk Solids Flow in Bins, Hoppers and Feeders” course.
Chemical Processing Powder eHandbook: Succeed at Solids Handling
CP Powder eHandbook: Tips for Effective and Safe Handling of Solids
Hapman Releases Powder and Bulk Solids Material Density Guide
This 26-page white paper from Monitor Technologies discusses the difficulties in measuring bulk solids and powders in bins, silos and hoppers. Download this document to learn which technologies are out there that can make this job easier.
Monitoring the flow of powders and other solids often is crucial for operations but can be trickier than monitoring fluids. Here’s a rundown of some significant developments in technology to measure such materials.
Determine what type of blender you need – mechanical, gravity or fluid-assisted – and understand the pros and cons of each.
Powders and solids are a tricky business. You have to be proactive to ensure catastrophic events like dust explosions don’t happen. You have to be able to convert laboratory findings into a meaningful process design all while taking into account forces unknown or unseen. And you have to make it ...
Choosing the most-appropriate flow additive to resolve a processing issue and incorporating it at an optimal level require a comprehensive approach to powder analysis.
Chemical Processing gains a new columnist to give readers some “Solid Advice” on handling solids, and welcomes two new members to its Editorial Board.
From the 2008 Powder Show: Mark Rosenzweig and Ken Schnepf bring you video interviews from Anhydro, Arizona Instrument, Gardner Denver, K-Tron and Readco Kurimoto
Caking and agglomeration of powders can cause processing difficulties. Work to better understand the mechanisms of caking and to detect agglomerates promises to help process plants avoid such problems.
Particle Mysteries Take a Powder -- Insights promise to enhance processing
Plants that must dry solids sometimes run into problems that can be solved most effectively by challenging what they are doing and the equipment they are using. Here are some examples of the value of taking a fresh look at drying operations.
One often-overlooked consideration in dryer selection is prevention of solvent (or moisture) from re-binding to the product. Understanding how the solvent is held in the particulate solid is important. Eight test methods can provide key insights.
Schools largely ignore solids processing but many plants handle solids. So, it’s important to know that particulates often exist in more than one form or crystal structure. This can lead to clumping and other issues.
Trapped air can cause fine powders to shoot through cracks and crevices. Here's how to eliminate this bin-afflicting problem.
When wet, almost all fine solids are sticky. In addition, many particles will clump together. This often leads to plugging of fluidized-bed dryers. Attention to three factors is crucial for successful handling of particulate solids in a fluidized bed.
Solids processing is complex. Unfortunately, spending countless hours on research often won’t lead to finding the necessary insights for design or equipment selection. In many cases, the proper solution relies more on art than basic science.
Particulate solids are often required to be introduced into a flowing gas stream. If not done correctly, introduction of solids into the gas stream can lead to impingement of solids on the pipe, resulting in erosion of the pipe in the area of the solids introduction.
I would suggest that a progress cavity pump/frequency drive be used to control this process. A mass-flow meter could be used to read the percent of solids in a side stream and connected to a single-loop process controller (SLPC), could do an excellent job of maintaining the percent of solids at ...
Energy Efficiency -- Bulk Solids Cooling & Heating
Reagent Powders Promise Solid Benefits -- Cross-coupling reactions may particularly gain from new zinc compounds.
Survey results provide compelling insight in terms of how executives and engineers grapple with identifying new bulk-solids-handling equipment.
Fine powders present problems that bulk solids do not when they are contained in a bin, hopper or processing vessel. The primary problem is the powder's flow pattern. This 10-page PDF whitepaper discusses solutions to this problem.