An experimental study of the variability in the properties and quality of wet granules

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Authors

  • J Fu
  • YS Cheong
  • GK Reynolds
  • AD Salman
  • MJ Hounslow

Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

For wet high-shear granulation, there can be a considerable variability in product quality in terms of the size, binder content, porosity, and appearance. Using the same equipment and feed material, it has been shown that such variability can be reduced by optimising the operating protocol. The associated narrowing of the range of mechanical properties for granules formed using an optimised procedure is exemplified by measurements of a number of parameters such as the coefficient of restitution. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalPowder Technology
Volume140
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2004

Keywords

  • restitution coefficient, granule porosity, high-shear mixer, granule appearance, granule quality