Interparticle Forces in Powder Flow

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H M Pollock and R Jones, D Geldart and A Verlinden
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ARR - Annual Report
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Powder Flow
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United Kingdom

The aims of this Lancaster University - Bradford University collaborative project are to choose suitable particle compositions and ambient conditions, for work on the lack of reproducibility of powder flow behaviour; to measure force curves and investigate energy- dissipative contact processes; to clarify the role of ambient conditions (humidity) and of particle morphology; and to obtain complementary particle flow data. Our intention is thereby to assess how far such single-particle data are able to predict flow behaviour of real value to chemical engineers.