Improving Flow of Fine Powders by Agglomeration
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 60 Minutes
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Agglomeration is the process of converting fine powder particles into coarser particles by the introduction of external forces. Agglomeration results in a product that has a higher bulk density, is less dusty, and has better flowability.
There are two primary technologies that can be used to agglomerate fine powders: pressure and tumble growth. The choice of technology depends primarily on the binding mechanism that is more likely to result in acceptably strong agglomerates and a product with acceptable flow properties. Simple bench-scale tests can be performed prior to large-scale evaluations to determine the most suitable agglomeration process development strategy. Assigning appropriate product integrity and flowability targets should be included in the program.
What you will learn:
- Types of agglomeration equipment
- Binding mechanisms
- Test methods for evaluating agglomerated powders
- Keys to successful operation of agglomeration equipment
Who should attend:
- Process engineers
- Production engineers
- Quality control personnel
- R&D scientists and engineers
- Product line engineers
Hear from this expert:
Senior Project Engineer at Jenike & Johanson, Inc. (400 Business Park Drive, Tyngsboro, MA 01886; Phone: 978-649-3300; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode island. He has been involved in a wide range of bulk solids handling projects, including the design or hoppers, gasifiers, dryers, and moving bed reactors. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Colorado and his masters degree from the University of Delaware, all in chemical engineering. He served on the executive board of AIChE’s Particle Technology Forum and is a past chair of the Boston AIChE section. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.
Senior Editor, Chemical Engineering magazine
Scott Jenkins has been an editor at Chemical Engineering since 2009. Prior to joining CE, Scott worked in various capacities as a science journalist and communications specialist, reporting and writing on a variety of sectors, including chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and research policy. He also has industry experience as a quality assurance chemist and research experience as a synthetic organic chemist. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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