Voices: Solid Advice

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.
Solids Handling: Six Factors That Improve Agglomerates

Solids Handling: Six Factors That Improve Agglomerates

The secret to superior flowability is understanding factors that control agglomeration and clumping.
Four Tips To Avoid Solids Processes Upsets

Four Tips To Avoid Solids Processes Upsets

There are hundreds of rules to help keep solids processing equipment operating. These four areas are most important.
Shutterstock 1047192802

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...
Solid Advice

Powder Handling: Solve Problems Predicting Particulates

Why is the behavior of particulate solids so hard to predict? There’s a saying that sums up working with solids: In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice;...
Tips To Troubleshoot Solids

Powder Handling: Tips To Troubleshoot Solids

Expect unexpected characteristics of solids to alter process outcomes dramatically.
Source: Shutterstock.
Shutterstock 2223343951

Vital Data for Solids Scale-Up

Solids are the most common form of product manufactured, primarily because they are easy to store and transport. However, they have unexpected physical characteristics. This roadmap...
Smokestacks Signal Prosperity

Solids Handling: Don’t Overlook Orphaned Physical Properties

Finding hidden properties will solve emission problems

Solids Processing: Understand How Drying And Dust Interact

This can provide insights on dust-control and attrition issues

Dry Your Solids Properly

Focus on the characteristics essential to the final product

Powder/Fluid Handling: Don’t Stint On Separator Selection

Choosing solid/liquid separation equipment demands care

Powder Handling: Crystallization Is Easy

This unit operation can add much more flexibility to a process design

Solidify Your Solids Processing

Understanding the potential interactions of key technologies is crucial

Why Doesn’t Your Mill Work Well?

Figuring out how to get the most from your equipment can be a grind

Powder & Solids: Probe Particle Size Distribution

Lack of uniformity in a material can complicate processing and handling

Solids Handling: Start With The Right Equipment

Having good physical properties will improve selection

Solids Processing: Don’t Fall for Flowability Myths

Some widely accepted ideas aren’t supported by real-world performance

Profit From Your Bad Experiences

Flops and flubs frequently can foster future successes

Powder Handling: Successfully Change Particle Size

Sometimes you can modify crystals without starting over

6 Key Factors — Should You Go Batch or Continuous?

The choice isn’t always clear for particulate solids

Bolster Your Solids Processing Toolbox

Take advantage of various types of software when changing or improving a process

Solids Processing: Get The Right Data In The Right Order

Do this first instead of rushing to hire a consultant

Equipment Design: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Don’t discount making improvements to an existing device

Emissions: Rethink Gas Cleaning

Consider alternative ways to control particulate emissions

Solid Advice: Run a Pneumatic Conveyor Test

Use a vendor’s facility to get information on a number of important parameters