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The Science and Engineering of Granulation Processes

  • Jim Litster
  • Bryan Ennis

Part of the Particle Technology Series book series (POTS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 11-36
  4. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 37-74
  5. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 75-120
  6. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 121-142
  7. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 143-172
  8. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 173-178
  9. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 179-195
  10. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 197-220
  11. Jim Litster, Bryan Ennis
    Pages 221-247
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 249-250

About this book

Introduction

This book had its origins in a meeting between two (relatively) young particle technology researchers on Rehobeth Beach in Delaware in 1992 near the holiday house of Reg Davies (then Director of the Particle Science and Technology Research Center in Dupont). As we played in the sand, we shared an excitement for developments in particle technology, especially particle characterization, that would lead operations such as granulation to be placed on a sound scientific and engineering footing. The immediate outcome from this interaction was the development of new industry short courses in granulation and related topics which we taught together both in Australia and North America. This book follows closely the structure and approaches developed in these courses, particularly the emphasis on particle design in granulation, where the impact of both formulation properties and process variables on product attributes needs to be understood and quantified. The book has been a long time in the making. We have been actively preparing the book for at least five years. Although the chapters have relatively good bibliographies, this book is not a review of the field. Rather it is an attempt by the authors to present a comprehensive engineering approach to granulator design, scale up and operation. It is exciting for us to see the explosion of research interest around the world in this area in the last five to seven years. Some of the most recent work will have to find its way into the second edition.

Keywords

design engineer optimization process engineering research

Authors and affiliations

  • Jim Litster
    • 1
  • Bryan Ennis
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.E & G AssociatesNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0546-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6533-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0546-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-827X
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