Exploring the regime map for high-shear mixer granulation
Tu, Wei-Da, Ingram, Andy, Seville, J. P. K. (Jonathan P. K.) and Hsiau, Shu-San. (2009) Exploring the regime map for high-shear mixer granulation. Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol.145 (No.3). pp. 505-513. ISSN 13858947Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2008.09.033
The aim of this study was to investigate the applicability of the regime map approach proposed by Litster/Iveson and co-workers [S.M. Iveson, J.D. Litster, Growth regime map for liquid-bound granules,AlChE Journal 44 (1998) 1510-1518; S.M. Iveson, P.A.L. Wauters, S. Forrest, J.D. Litster, G.M.H. Meesters, B. Scarlett, Growth regime map for liquid-bound granules: further development and experimental validation, Powder Technology 117 (2001) 83-97] over the whole parameter range, for a given material and agglomeration method. Agglomeration behaviour in a high-shear mixer granulator was investigated and categorised using the evolution of granule size distribution (GSD). MCC 102 (Microcrystalline cellulose, Avicel 102) and aqueous PEG 6k (Polyethylene Glycol 6000) were employed as solid and liquid materials. Different operating conditions were applied by changing impeller speeds and L/S (liquid-to-solid) ratios (weight of liquid/weight of solid). 12 representative settings were selected and typical agglomeration behaviours were identified, forming a regime map for the system. The effect of impeller speed was found to depend on the L/S ratio, very little effect being seen at low L/S ratio (L/S = 85/150). but much more effect at higher binder ratios. In general, the effect of L/S ratio is of paramount importance in these systems and usually determines the growth behaviour. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Chemical Engineering Journal|
|Date:||1 January 2009|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 505-513|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C., Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham|
|Grant number:||NSC 97-2628-E-008-036-MY3|
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