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Particulate and solid transport

  • 1.  Particulate and solid transport

    Posted 09-24-2019 11:45
    Hey everybody! I'm currently doing a project in my capstone for undergrad about solid and particulate transport. Basically handling and moving dry, raw material from point A to B using various unit operations, such as conveyors. If anybody has any relevant information or could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

    Jeff Mills
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Department of Chemical Engineering - General

  • 2.  RE: Particulate and solid transport

    Posted 09-25-2019 06:17
    Hello Jeffrey,
    That is a fascinating project , i advise you look at pneumatic conveying

  • 3.  RE: Particulate and solid transport

    Posted 09-26-2019 19:02
    First of all selection of the means of conveyance to use is dependent on the following factors :
    1. Solids to be conveyed.This includes flowability, degradation tendencies etc.This is the major deciding factor for the system you adopt so i suggest you do a thorough research on this.If for example you choose pneumatic conveyance , the particulate properties will help you choose between conveying either in dense or dilute phase.For pneumatic conveyance check INTRODUCTION TO PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY EDITED BY MARTIN RHODES 2nd EDITION.
    2. Throughput required.
    3. Layout of the plant.This mainly covers conveying distance as well any changes in elevation
    I hope i have tried to this answer your question.Should there be any questions feel free to ask .

    Allen Makumbirofa