Investigation on breakage, segregation and integrity of single and multi-component powders during pneumatic transport

Investigation
on breakage (change in shapes and sizes), segregation and integrity of single
and multi-component powders during transfer (under gravity and pneumatic)

Project will be co supervised by Prof. Devang Khakhar and Prof. Manaswita Bose 

The specific objectives are to

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Address the particle attrition during material transfer in
pipeline

·        
Develop methodology to characterise particle breakage (PSD
is not an accurate method to measure the particle breakage/attrition)

·        
Identify actual particle breakage (PSD is not an accurate
method to measure the particle breakage/attrition)

·        
Characterize the particle attrition with change in
ingredient PSD/grade

·        
Assess the change in temperature due to friction within
particles and between pipe wall and particles during transport.

·        
To provide suitable mode and optimum design to minimize
attrition. 

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Computational Flow Modelling (CFD)
  • Granular Flow