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Fixed bed catalytic reactors, in which a gaseous reactant stream passes through a catalyst bed, is frequently used for synthesis, combustion, and effluent treatment. Radial flow reactors are preferred when a low pressure drop is desirable. Fixed bed reactors can … Continue reading
Take a few moments to look around you and subtract all the objects and energy sources that aren’t grown and you soon get an impression of what life would be like without mining (you should be seeing something resembling Gilligan’s … Continue reading
It is not hard to imagine that early in our evolution the first people to store powder or ground material in a container very quickly found themselves hitting the container to get the stuff out. This was usually caused by … Continue reading
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Clients in industries ranging from cement to pharmaceuticals often ask us: why is my powder flowing like a liquid? This liquid like behavior can be observed in processes across a variety of industries, including: loading finished cement onto a barge; … Continue reading
It seems hard to believe, but 25 years last December marked the start of my career in bulk solids handling in Australia. This was followed by a move to the US 18 years ago to work with Jenike & … Continue reading
At a site visit recently I was introduced to an operator in the plant control room. My host told him that I was there to work on the flow problems that had been plaguing their surge bins for years since … Continue reading
The British Materials Handling Board recently published an interesting review of our industry titled “The global status of bulk materials handling 2013”. Written by Tom Taylor and edited by Lyn Bates, the subtitle of this publication is “A survey of … Continue reading