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Kansas State University Olathe

Advanced Manufacturing and Bulk Solids Technology Center

Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing and Bulk Solids Technology Center, or BSTC, supports industry by improving technology and knowledge related to powder and bulk solid handling, and the manufacturing process. The center specializes in powder and bulk solids materials testing, education and research on powders and dry bulk materials.

The Bulk Solids Technology Center is the only university-centered facility in North America dedicated to improving technology and knowledge of powder and bulk solids handling.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Bulk Solids Technology Center supports industrial technology and education of powder and bulk solids handling.

What is the purpose of the Bulk Solids Technology Center?

The Bulk Solids Technology Center is the only university-centered facility and staff in North America dedicated to powder and bulk solids. As such, it provides independent and credible testing services and recommendations for industrial clients in process industries such as food, pet and animal food, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, minerals and mining, and construction.

The center supports industry by helping improve technology and knowledge related to powder and bulk solids handling.

Manufacturing companies experience many issues with powder and bulk solids. The center helps address these and many more processing challenges:

  • Flowability issues: poor powder flow from silos and bins
  • Design of chutes, bins and silos
  • Storage of powders: caking, stagnation, spoilage
  • Buildup and sticking of powders
  • Proper mixing of solid ingredients
  • Segregation and demixing
  • Particle damage and degradation
  • High energy consumption
  • Inadequate conveying rate
  • Dust emissions
  • Poor equipment and filter life
  • Wear and abrasion of equipment
  • Safe Handling
K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center
COMPANY NAME:
Kansas State University Olathe
ADDRESS:
22201 W. Innovation Drive
ZIPCODE:
KS 66061
CITY:
Olathe
COUNTRY:
United States

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