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Particulate Products

Tailoring Properties for Optimal Performance

Series: Particle Technology Series, Vol. 19

Merkus, Henk G., Meesters, Gabriel M.H. (Eds.)

2014, XVIII, 469 p. 151 illus., 72 illus. in color.

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  • Covers particle materials of topical import in many industries
  • Links specific particle characteristics to the critical performance factors relevant to industrial applications
  • Edited by experts acknowledged in both academia and industry

Particulate products make up around eighty percent of chemical products, from all industry sectors. Examples given in this book include construction materials, fine ceramics and concrete, chocolate and ice cream, pharmaceutical, powders, medical inhalers and sun screen, liquid and powder paints.

Size distribution and the shape of the particles provide for different functionalities in these products, some general some specific. This book addresses particle packing as well as its relation to powder flow and rheological behavior. Moreover, general relationships to particle size are discussed for e.g. color and sensorial aspects of particulate products.

The book covers all the particulate aspects that are most relevant for behavior and performance within specified industrial products and how optimal results can be obtained. It differs from other books in the way that the critical aspects of different products are reported, so that similarities and differences can be identified. Contributors to this book are acknowledged experts coming from a wide range of different product industries.

The aim of the book is to lead to improved optimization in design, development and quality of many particulate products.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » BET Method - Dynamic Light Scattering - Effective Particle Density - Green Body - Industrial Particle R&D - Laser Diffraction - Mercury Porosimetry - Microscopy and Image Analysis - Paint Technology - Particle Size Distribution PSD - Particle Size and Analysis - Particulate Materials - Process Control - Product Development and Design - Product Specifications - Quality Function Deployment QFD - Rheology of Particle Suspentions - Silicon Nitride and Alumina Ceramics - Specific Surface Area - Static Light Scattering - Zeta Potential

Related subjects » Characterization & Evaluation of Materials - Condensed Matter Physics - Materials - Production & Process Engineering

Table of contents 

Preface.- 1 Introduction by Henk G. Merkus and Gabriel M.H. Meesters.- 2 Basic Information for Design of Particulate Products by G. Henk Merkus.- 3 Measurement of Particle Size, Shape, Porosity and Zeta-potential by Henk G. Merkus.- 4 Assessment and Control of Fire and Explosion Hazards and Risks of Particulates by Saul M. Lemkowitz and Hans J. Pasman.- 5 Particle and Fiber Toxicology by Georgia K. Hinkley and Stephen M. Roberts.- 6 Ceramics - Effect of Powder and Slurry Properties on Quality by Makio Naito.- 7 Chocolate.- 8 Propellants.- 9 Dry powder inhalers.- 10 Powder coatings.- 11 The role of particle size in drug release and absorption.- 12 Pharma powders.- 13 Powder coatings and the effects of particle size.- 14 An Overview of Physical (Particulate) Sunscreen by David Fairhurst.- 15 Increased Antimicrobial Cctivity of Cheese Coatings through Particle Size Reduction by Gabriel M.H. Meesters and Stephen L.A. Hennart.

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