PBE Reference & Buyers Guide

PBE 2018 BG website version

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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 Case history: Mixer thoroughly blends wood powders A wood product processor installs a rotary batch mixer to ensure a thorough, consistent blend. Suppliers' tips Suppliers discuss the importance of adhering to recommended "total" and "working" mixing volumes. Drying Desk John J. Walsh The author explains practical methods for increasing your dryer's production capacity. Agglomeration Advisor Eric Matovich The author uses a case study to illustrate points to consider when integrating agglomeration into a manufacturing process. U s i n g v a c u u m p n e u m a t i c c o n v e y i n g t o i m p r o v e pharmaceutical processing Doan Pendleton This article discusses ways that vacuum technology can improve manufacturing processes for pharmaceuticals and other difficult-to-handle materials Selecting sanitary process equipment Scott Lodermeier This article explains the industry standards used to design sanitary process equipment and what to look for when purchasing sanitary equipment for your plant. Optimizing your dust collection system for process variables Travis Haynam This article describes how some of the most common process variables can influence dust collection system performance and discusses how to optimize the system's design or operating parameters for your application. EnviroPlant A look at what bulk-solids-related companies and organizations are doing to improve sustainability. February — Screening and Classifying An introduction to dry powder classification Rob Voorhees This article explains the basics of dry powder classification and describes some of the most common classification methods available for bulk solids manufacturing applications. Suppliers' tips Suppliers discuss how to improve overall screening efficiency for older screeners. Industry perspective: A learning experience George Klinzing Case history: Scrubber cleans airstream A wet scrubber cleans the exhaust airstream after a drying process. Particle Professor Ray Cocco The author explains the different phases of bulk solids flow, how they differ from other materials, and how they can impact processing. Dust Doctor John A. Constance The author explains the various factors affecting dust capture hood performance. Air pollution control Products and information to help you deal with controlling dust and air pollution in your plant. March — Pneumatic Conveying Pneumatic points to ponder… Jack D. Hilbert T h e a u t h o r c o m p a r e s p n e u m a t i c c o n v e y i n g t e s t s o f polyethylene pellets and lead shot to show the importance of material density in pneumatic conveying system design. Reducing wear in pneumatic conveying system components Ricky Patel This article discusses ways you can limit elbow and other fitting wear in a pneumatic conveying system. Suppliers' tips Suppliers discuss how to select a pneumatic conveying system for fragile, friable material. Industry perspective: Managing the risk of slips, trips, and falls Dan Donovan Case history: Flour power – Adding storage to help growth A pasta manufacturer adds several flour storage silos as part of a major expansion. Filtering through your dust collection options John Woolever This article discusses the pros and cons of several dust collection options and provides a table to guide basic equipment selection decisions based on dust type and application. Nanotechnology Keep up-to-date on nanotechnology news, research, markets, and events. Index to January-July 2018 articles 6 August 2018 PBE powderbulk.com

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