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Turning Powders, Dusts and Sludges Into Easy-To-Handle Granules

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Agglomeration and granulation are two common terms used in process industries, and they are actually synonyms.  Granulation is the process of forming a powder, dust or sludge substance into multiparticle entities, and the resulting granules can vary in size from either 0.2 to 4 mm depending on their specific use.  Agglomeration is also known as particle size enlargement, and is a general wide-spectrum term for granulation.  These technologies are excellent tools to modify mass product properties for further and easier processing.

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Tags: agglomerator/granulators, fluid bed dryers, powder & bulk solids

H&P Process Spotlight: Copper Processing

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

The copper processing industry refines its metal from ores or scrap.  Its leading consumers are wire mills and brass mills, which use the metal to produce copper wire and alloys, respectively.  Copper's end uses include construction materials, electronics and transportation equipment.  Once refined, the metal can be used as a powder in automotive, aerospace, electrical and electronics equipment, and in various chemical and medical processes.

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Tags: industrial dryers, process equipment, agglomerator/granulators, H&P Process Spotlight, mineral processing