Author Archives: Herman Purutyan

Let’s Play Chutes and Ladders. Oh and Everything Should be 70°

  After handling a bulk solid for years, many believe that they know their material. They know which equipment works well and where in the system plugs are likely to occur. They know where to have the sledge-hammers ready, and … Continue reading

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Should You Re-Purpose That Silo?

  Recently I was in Houston teaching an AIChE course on flow of solids in bins, silos and hoppers. During our discussions, repurposing of plant equipment, such as using an existing pump for a new process line, a liquid storage … Continue reading

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Why I Love Powder Handling

Why do I love my job?  Last week I received a call from a past client, Dan.  He and I had worked on a project over ten years ago.  I remember the project well.  The powder handled has some unique … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Solids Handling Problems Kill Your Great Idea!

A few years back a client came to us in a panic.  The investors were ready to pull the plug on a new technology converting biomass to energy because non-uniform feed into the reactor was not allowing the pilot process … Continue reading

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