Characterisation of Bulk Solids

Characterisation of Bulk Solids

By: Don McGlinchey (author)Hardback

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Handling of powders and bulk solids is a critical industrial technology across a broad spectrum of industries, from minerals processing to bulk and fine chemicals, and the food and pharmaceutical industries, yet is rarely found in the curricula of engineering or chemistry departments. With contributions from leading authors in their respective fields, "Characterisation of Bulk Solids" provides the reader with a sound understanding of the techniques, importance and application of particulate materials characterisation.It covers the fundamental characteristics of individual particles and bulk particulate materials, and includes discussion of a wide range of measurement techniques, and the use of material characteristics in design and industrial practice. The reader will then be in a better position to diagnose solids handling and processing problems in industry, and to deal with experts and equipment suppliers from an informed standpoint. Written for post-graduate engineers, chemical scientists and technologists at all stages of their industrial career, the book will also serve as an ideal primer in any of the specialist areas to inform further study.

About Author

Dr. D. McGlinchey is an engineer at the Centre for Industrial Bulk Solids Handling at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow.


1. Characterising Particle Properties.2. Powder Mechanics and Rheology.3. Characterisation for Hopper and Stockpile Design.4. Fluidisation Behaviour.5. Characterisation for Pneumatic Conveyor Design.6. Explosiblility.7. "Designer" Particle Characteristics.8. Current Industrial Practice.9. Future Trends

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405116244
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781405116244
  • weight: 786
  • ISBN10: 1405116242

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