PBE Reference & Buyers Guide

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This index includes articles published this year in Pow- der and Bulk Engineering. Articles are listed by issue; each issue's focus topic articles are listed before general articles. You'll find listings for articles published after July under "Article Archive" at www.powderbulk.com. January — Mixing and Blending Choosing a mixer for low-shear batch mixing Chris Paulsworth The author explains the basics of batch mixing and examines the benefits and limitations of several low-shear mixers. Suppliers' tips A supplier explains how to set up a wash-in-place system to sanitize your mixer between batches. Industry perspective: Thirty years of thanks Rich Cress and Kevin Clohesey Drying Desk John J. Walsh The author discusses fluid-bed versus steam-tube rotary dry- ing of temperature-sensitive materials. Agglomeration Advisor James L. Davis The author discusses the benefits of agglomeration and when to use it in your bulk solids manufacturing process. Maintenance planning for your positive-discharge bucket elevator John McDonald Learn how to design and implement a maintenance plan to reduce unplanned downtime, extend the life, and lower the operating costs of your positive-discharge bucket elevator. EnviroPlant A look at what bulk-solids-related companies and organiza- tions are doing to improve sustainability. Three decades and counting A look back at PBE's first issue and the start of CSC Publishing. Pneumatic points to ponder redux Paul Solt PBE's first columnist discusses the advantages and disad- vantages of the different pneumatic conveying system types in this early column from March 1991. February — Screening and Classifying Case history: Milling and classifying for a more efficient sorbent A materials distributor installs a new classifier milling sys- tem to provide a chemical supplier with a better product. Suppliers' tips Suppliers discuss how to avoid sieve screen assembly hous- ing leaks when handling powders. Industry perspective: Thirty years and beyond Jack Osborn Particle Professor Ray Cocco The author details dilute-phase pneumatic conveying system design, particle flow, components, feeders, and drawbacks. Dust Doctor John A. Constance The author explains the importance of requiring shop draw- ings for new dust collection systems. Protecting your fly ash recovery system from dust explosion hazards Jay Juvenal This article discusses the explosive characteristics of fly ash and fly ash recovery systems and describes how to safely handle fly ash in your plant. Air pollution control EPA actions and air pollution control market, events, and product news. March — Pneumatic Conveying Pneumatic points to ponder… Jack D. Hilbert The author discusses conveying line design criteria and the factors that affect material flow in dilute-, two-, and dense- phase conveying systems. Case history: Company sticks with a proven pneumatic conveying solution PBE revisits a rubber compound producer undergoing ex- pansion after 18 years of operation. Test center: Finding a vacuum conveying system for your material A test center provides answers to customer pneumatic con- veying questions. Suppliers' tips Suppliers discuss clues that show the rotary valve feeding your pneumatic conveying system is wearing. Industry perspective: Reducing bulk solids equipment hazards Dan Donovan Preventing moisture problems in your dust collector Brian Mathews This article discusses how moisture can hinder dust collector performance, the causes of moisture in dust collection sys- tems, how to monitor dust collector airstream temperature, and methods for drying compressed air for pulse-jet cleaning systems. Nanotechnology Keep up to date on nanotechnology news, research, mar- kets, and events. Index to January-July 2017 articles 6 August 2017 PBE powderbulk.com

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