Processing of Particulate Solids by J.p. SevilleProcessing of Particulate Solids by J.p. Seville

Processing of Particulate Solids

byJ.p. Seville, R. Clift

Paperback | October 17, 2011

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Over half of the products of the chemical and process industries are sold in a particulate form. The range of such products is vast: from agrochemicals to pigments, from detergents to foods, from plastics to pharmaceuticals. However, surveys of the performance of processes designed to produce particulate products have consistently shown inadequate design and poor reliability.
`Particle technology' is a new subject facing new challenges. Chemical and process engineering is becoming less concerned with the design of plants to produce generic simple chemicals (which are often single phase fluids) and is now more concerned with speciality `effect' chemicals which may often be in particulate form. Chemical and process engineers are also being recruited in increasing numbers into areas outside their tranditional fields, such as the food industry, pharmaceuticals and the manufacture of a wide variety of consumer products. This book has been written to meet their needs. It provides comprehensive coverage of the technology of particulate solids, in a form which is both accessible and concise enough to be useful to engineering and science students in the final year of an undergraduate degree, and at Master's level. Although it was written with students of chemical engineering in mind, it will also be of use and interest to students of other disciplines. It comprises an account of the fundamentals of teh subject, illustrated by worked examples, and followed by a wide range of selected applications.
Title:Processing of Particulate SolidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pagesPublished:October 17, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401071527

ISBN - 13:9789401071529


Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Particle characterisation. 2. Particles in fluids. 3. Particle mechanics. 4. Characterisation of bulk mechanical properties. 5. Assembly mechanics. 6. Fluid-particle systems. 7. Gas/solid separation. 8. Storage and discharge of particulate bulk solids. Index.