Morphological Analysis Review

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Author Last Name: 
John Keith Beddow
Report Type: 
SAR - Review
Research Area: 
United States


The need for and the principles of morphological analysis as applied to particulate matter are briefly discussed. Applications of morphological analysis to a number of problems are cited. Topics include: relating morphology to the mechanisms of powder production; wear debris analysis by morphological analysis; and kinetic modeling of crystallization processes. Relationships between the behavior of particulate materials and the morphology of the particles are discussed in connection with: abrasive wear of metals; sedimentation in low flow regimes; measuring of bulk properties including internal angle of friction and flow times; dry separation technology; and scrap recovery techniques. The adaptation of the particle image analyzing system to analyze color as a morphic feature is presented. A number of examples of mixture analysis - classification studies are detailed and finally future work in packed and fluidized beds and slurry transportation is outlined.