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Powder to Bulk. International Conference on Powder and Bulk Solids Handling. Edition No. 1. IMechE Event Publications

  • ID: 2179292
  • Book
  • June 2000
  • Region: Global
  • 624 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
From Powder to Bulk provides the opportunity to explore the latest key powder and bulk solids handling issues and technologies. The international flavour of the papers in this volume provides a forum to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge – to learn from experts in research, academia, and industry. Significant technical and operational advances in dry processing technology are described.

Topics covered are as follows:

  • Characterization
  • Silos
  • Control and instrumentation
  • Pneumatic and mechanical conveying
  • Segregation and screening
  • Feeders

From Powder to Bulk will be valuable reading to senior management, engineers, and technical managers from industry, universitites, research organizations, equipment suppliers, and development and consulting organizations. This volume will be of practical interest to all those in the design, specification, operation, and maintenance of powder and bulk materials handling and storage plant.

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Material characterization – a new route to cost-effective design of bulk handling plant for thermal power stations and associated facilities (D.W. Derham and A.M. Jackson).

Non-linear effects of blending on coal handling behaviour (Z. Zhong, J.Y. Ooi, and J.M. Rotter).

The effect of oils on coal mechanical properties (Y. Liu, A.W. Roberts, and A.J. Chambers).

Caking by moisture migration of bulk solids – an investigation of causes (M.S.A. Bradley, R.J. Farnish, A.N. Pittman, and M.C. Leaper).

Demonstrating the anisotropy effect in powder flow behaviour with the flexible wall biaxial tester (R.J.M. Janssen and B. Scarlett).

Attrition of catalyst carrier beads – a relationship between single particle properties and bulk behaviour (C. Couroyer and M. Ghadiri).

Experimental measurement of aerated bulk material bed properties (R. Pan, I. Frew, and D. Cook).

Characterization of titanium dioxide pigment for use in a masterbatch mixer (J. Richardson, A.J. Matchett, J.M. Coulthard, C Wilson, and S. Gibbon).

Comparison of direct shear test simulations from Britain and France (A.M. Sanad, J.M.F.G. Holst, H.Y. Ooi, J.M. Rotter, S. Masson, J. Martinez, D. Guines and E. Ragneau).


Silo design and bulk solid properties (D. Schulze).

The revolution in silo discharge (I. Birkinshaw).

Numerical modelling of rapid flow of granular material in a hopper (J. Tejchman).

Measurement of critical cohesive arches in silos using laser ranging (R.J. Berry, A.H. Birks, and M.S.A. Bradley).

The role of slip-stick motion in silo quaking (C.M. Wensrich and A.W. Roberts).

Structural design of silos and the new Eurocodes (J.M. Rotter).

Total flow - maximizing storage in bins, hoppers, bunkers, and silos by the use of novel correctly applied vibrations (J.-C. Poncet).

Wall pressure in conical silos (J.F. Chen and J.G. Teng).

Combined-flow solution of blockage problems in power station economizer hoppers (I. Lacey and H. Wright).

Study of the particle velocity field inside a two-dimensional aerated hopper discharging a FCC powder (G. Donsì, G. Ferrari, M. Poletto, F. Oegema, and B. Scarlett).

Control and Instrumentation.

Measurement of the velocity of pneumatically conveyed solids using electrostatic sensors (Y. Yan, J. Ma, and I.R. Barratt).

Application of simulation technology to bulk materials handling plant (D.A. Cuming, H. Wright, and A.M. Jackson).

Application of on-line laser scanning technology to improve unit bunker management in coal-fired power stations (P. Cahill, H. Wright, S. Strutt, E. Sick and D. Wragg).

Design and development of a direct contact stockpile loadcell (B. McBride).

Pneumatic Conveying.

Particulate segregation in pneumatic conveying – a review of causes and solutions (A.N. Pittman and M.S.A. Bradley).

Transportation boundaries of slug-flow in a horizontal pipeline (D.B. Hastie, P.W. Wypych, P.R. Guine, and R. Pan).

Single-plug pneumatic conveying of bulk solids in a vertical pipeline (R. Pan and A.J. Chambers).

Influence of expanded bends on wear and particle degradation in pneumatic conveying system pipeline (V.K. Agarwal, N. Kulkarni, and D. Mills).

The design of low-velocity pneumatic conveying systems for stable and reliable transfer of polymer granules (A.E. Murriel, C.C. Chubb, and T. Destoop).

Particle segregation in pneumatic conveying lines (D. McGlinchey, P. Marhanonvic, S. Cook, and M.G. Jones).

Scaling up of conveying parameters using computer-aid design from test rig data to commercial design parameter for crushed bath(S. Behera, S. Das, M.G. Jones, and R.C. Mohanty).

Bend effects in pneumatic conveying (M.G. Jones, A.G. Mason, P. Marjanovic, and E.A. Knight).

Effect of bend geometry on particle attrition in pneumatic conveyors (I. Bridle, M.S.A. Bradley, S.R. Woodhead, and R.J. Farnish).

Mechanical Conveying.

Developments in belt conveying technology and associated feeding of bulk solids (A.W. Roberts).

Curved transfer chute – results of site trials and optimization (B. McBride).

Understanding flexible screw conveyors (K. Bourton and K. Clague).

Predicting the performance of enclosed screw conveyors (A.W. Roberts).

Predicting the performance of open front inclined apron feeders (A.W. Roberts).

Measurement of the main resistance of horizontal belts conveyors (C.A. Wheeler and A.W. Roberts).

Chutes for stacker reclaimers – generation of a design method(A.J. Burnett).

Segregation and Screening.

Segregation of particulate solids – a review of past work and latest technology for prediction of segregation (G.F. Salter, M.S.A Bradley, A.N. Pittman, and R.H. Farnish).

How to design a complex grading plant without tears (G.H. Littlewood and N. Rolfe).

A simple method to separate denser particles (M. Capelle).

Vibratory screening and separation technology for particulate materials (M.M.Y. Chong and N.J. Mainwaring).


A reliable, vibrationally activated, mass flow hopper system (A.J. Matchett, B. Armstrong, and J. Peace).

The flowability of powders – an empirical approach (R.E. Freeman).

Some observations on the relevance of flow properties in the selection of bin dischargers (P.C. Arnold).

The effect of dispensing head design on reliability and consistency of flow rates during discharge operations (R.J. Farnish).

Commissioning and operating experience with a solids flowmeter and comparison with a band weigher (P.P. Houghton and S.J. McNamara).

Audiosonic acoustic cleaners (D.F. Cameron).

Authors’ Index.

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