particle sizing Articles

  • Particle Size Reduction Strategies

    Grinding strategies are driven by business priorities, feedstock types and quantities, compost mix ratios, product markets, sales seasonality and the weather. Particle size reduction is an important organic materials handling step that enhances the biological or chemical process by optimizing the particle surface area-to-volume ratio. Grinders, shredders and chippers are used for size ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Language of Particle Size

    Most practitioners in the pharmaceutical, mining, environmental, paints and coatings, and other fields have reason to know the sizes of particles in a given powder or slurry sample. While many technologies exist to describe that collection of sizes, the reports delivered by those technologies are written in their own vocabulary. This particle size lexicon can convey a tremendous amount of ...


    By Particle Technology Labs

  • Particle Dispersion for Size Analysis

    Panicle size analysis is a vital analytical tool in the pharmaceutical industry. The results can be used to meet safety and quality specifications and provide information for product development and manufacturing. Modern techniques have made determining the particle size of a material quick and convenient, but many factors can influence the quality of data obtained. While particle size analysis ...


    By Particle Technology Labs

  • A Comparison of Methods to Determine the Particle Size

    There currently exist a multitude of techniques to determine particle size distributions. However, in assessing the particle size distribution (PSD) of solids in a stormwater sample, the number of suitable techniques is considerably reduced due to the limited quantity of solids in a typical stormwater sample. The electrical sensing zone method (ESZ), which utilizes the Coulter Principle, and ...


  • An overview of micron-ranged particle sizing techniques

    Given the wide range of particle sizing technologies and instrumentation on the market, the choice of measurement technique can be daunting, especially if one is unfamiliar with the options available. Once introduced and familiar with an individual technique, it can be easy to continue to choose it by default. While this is certainly understandable, it may prove a disservice when the technique is ...


    By Particle Technology Labs

  • What is the size distribution and sources of particles in ambient air?

    The particle sizes in the ambient air are ranged from 1 nanometer to slightly more than 10 micrometers. There are three modes: coarse, fine and nano. The course mode particles are road dusts, spores and pollens. The minimum sizes of these particles are 1 to 3 micrometers. The fine mode particles are generally secondary particles formed from reactions such as smoke, sulfates, nitrates, ammonium ...

  • Problems in Particle Size: Laser Diffraction Observations

    The results obtained by a particle size analysis can easily be taken for granted. If the particle size distribution of a material must be quantified and reported, it is important that the full implications of the analytical technique and generated data are investigated and understood. While complying with designated testing methods and procedures is of great importance in a quality assurance ...


    By Particle Technology Labs

  • Sizes of particles formed during municipal wastewater treatment

    Volumetric diameters Dv and specific surface area SpS of sludge particles formed during chemical coagulation and electrocoagulation of sewage were determined. The obtained aggregate-flocs differed substantially in both Dv and SpS values. The differences in Dv and SpS values of the analyzed particles were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Do You Need a Microfiltration or Ultrafiltration Membrane System for Your Plant?

    Determining whether or not an industrial plant needs a microfiltration (MF) and/or ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. While these systems are not essential for every industrial process, when thoughtfully implemented within an intake, process, or waste stream, they can go a long way in improving a facility’s efficiency and/or cutting ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Ferrous Wear Metal Measurement Made Easy with the FerroCheck

    Historically, one of the most cost-effective indicators of machinery health has been the analysis of ferrous debris in oil. Such analysis utilizes the ferromagnetic properties of generated debris to perform the analysis. Since nearly all wear debris contains ferrous material (in particular iron), an abnormal increase in the amount of debris can be directly correlated to abnormal machinery ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • UNTHA waste shredder for one of most state-of-the-art MPS systems in Europe

    MPS Betriebsführungs GmbH, based in Berlin, has been using a UNTHA XR3000R waste shredder since early October. The waste treatment plant, which is jointly operated by the ALBA Group and Berliner Stadtreinigung (Berlin’s municipal waste management company), specialises in the production of alternative fuels, and forms part of one of the most modern plants for mechanical-physical ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Impact of controlled particle size nanofillers on the mechanical properties of segmented polyurethane nanocomposites

    The impact of average layered silicate particle size on the mechanical properties of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) nanocomposites has been investigated. At fixed addition levels (3 wt% organosilicate), an increase in average particle size resulted in an increase in stiffness. Negligible stiffening was observed for the smallest particles (30 nm) due to reduced long-range intercalation and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Granulometric Evaluation of Particle Size Using Suspension Pressure During Sedimentation

    A new method, computerized granulometric analysis in suspension (C-GRAINS), is suggested for the sedimentation analysis of soil particles based on the relation between the specific weight and liquid pressure of a soil suspension. Theoretical aspects concerning this new testing method are discussed, and a prototype C-GRAINS system is fabricated accordingly. The general behavior of the new system ...


    By ASTM International

  • Hierarchy of sizes and sorption selectivity of ultrafine particles of hydrated titania

    It is shown that precipitation of hydrated titania from sulphuric acid and hydrochloric acid solutions in the presence of graphite soot gives rise to titania composite material with surface-deposited hydrated TiO2 particles. Three levels of hydrated TiO2 particles size distributions have been detected as a result of SEM and STM analysis of the composites. Quantum-chemical simulation of titanium ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of particle size and operating parameters on virus ultrafiltration efficiency

    In water treatment, virus removal using ultrafiltration is a major step towards better water quality. In this paper, we study virus filtration efficiency using surrogate virus particles and via statistical surface-response approach. We focus on the effect of particle size (20–100 nm range) as a key factor along with the effects of transmembrane pressure (20–60 kPa range) and feed flowrate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of kaolinite clay particles on the filtration of Cryptosporidium-sized microspheres

    Granular filtration remains a key barrier for Cryptosporidium removal in water treatment plants without UV irradiation. To assess the impact of clay particles in source water on Cryptosporidium removal efficiency by granular filtration, this study investigated the co-transport of Cryptosporidium-sized microspheres and kaolinite particles in sand columns. To ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sorption of pyrene on two paddy soils and their particle-size fractions

    In the present study, the sorption of pyrene on two kinds of bulk paddy soils, Gleyic Stagnic Anthrosols, and Ferric accumulic Stagnic Anthrosols as well as their particle-size fractions was investigated. The sorption isotherms fitted well with Freundlich equation. For both soils, the clay fraction (<2µm) and coarse sand fraction (2000-250µm) had higher sorption capacity than fine sand ...


    By IOS Press

  • Effect of primary particle size on colloidal stability of multiwall carbon nanotubes

    Multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are one type of nanoparticles that have various special properties and potential applications. Due to their increasing production and potential toxicological effects, the environmental behavior and transport of MWCNTs have become important research topics. Particle size is one of the important properties of nanoparticles, yet its effects on MWCNT environmental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sampling, testing and modeling particle size distribution in urban catch basins

    The study analyzed the particle size distribution of particulate matter (PM) retained in two catch basins located, respectively, near a parking lot and a traffic intersection with common high levels of traffic activity. Also, the treatment performance of a filter medium was evaluated by laboratory testing. The experimental treatment results and the field data were then used as inputs to a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of particle size and light exposure on the effects of TiO2 nanoparticles on Caenorhabditis elegans

    The increasing use of engineered nanoparticles in industrial and consumer products leads to a release of the anthropogenic contaminants to the aquatic environment. To obtain a better understanding of the environmental effects of these particles, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans was used to investigate the organism‐level effects and in vivo molecular responses. Toxicity of bulk‐scale (~160 ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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