Free Webinars for the Powder and Bulk Materials Handling Industries

Free Webinars for the Powder and Bulk Materials Handling Industries
Join experts from the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology for these online events, held each month.

To register please click “More information” and you will be taken through to the registration pages. Each webinar begins at 13:00 UK time and will last for 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

Is it possible to predict segregation in large scale industrial silos?

30 September
Presenter: Dr Susantha (Jeff) Dissanayake
Predicting segregation is important for reducing sudden fines spikes during discharge from silos.
Jeff, in conjunction with experts at The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solid Handling Technology, has recently developed Cellular Automata (CA) based modelling to predict segregation in industrial hoppers and silos. Initial results have shown promising outcomes. This session will discuss this technique and the research conducted in Industry.

Prediction of Bulk Flow Properties using Mechanical Surface Energy Tester.

28 October
Presenter: Dr Vivek Garg
Measuring forces between particles and surfaces in cohesive powders
The webinar will focus on elucidating a unique test technique for measuring forces between particles and surfaces using cohesive powders in a mechanical surface energy tester developed by Vivek in conjunction with experts at The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich. The technique focuses on predicting the powder flow function using this novel technique in conjunction with common particle attributes, with the goal of predicting flowability problems at an early stage of formulation using only a small amount of powder sample. This session will discuss this technique and the research conducted in Industry.

Use of Simulation models to help identify areas of high dust concentration.

25 November
Presenter: Dr Stefan Zigan
Is your plant at risk of a dust explosion?
Industries handling biomass such as wood pellets must consider strategies to avoid the concentration and build-up of fine particles (smaller 40 microns) in their handling and storage equipment which could cause dust explosions.

In this session we share our experience of setting up experiments for the purpose of calibrating and validating simulation models to identify areas of high dust concentrations in handling and storage equipment. We also discuss strategies and challenges faced by practitioners.

We look forward to welcoming you to one or more webinar.

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