Chemistry - Industrial & Applied Chemistry
An up-to-date overview dealing with the occurrence and key applications of agglomeration, including unwanted adhesion and beneficial size enlargement in pharmaceutical, food and animal feed, chemical, fertilizer and agrochemical, mineral, building material and ceramic, metal, solid fuel, as well as other industries. Furthermore, the book emphasizes recent developments at the level of single particles and applications of agglomeration phenomena in nanotechnology.
The author has a vast academic and industrial experience as researcher, teacher, developer, designer, vendor, and user. He is an expert and consultant in the field of agglomeration, its technologies and products. This background makes the detailed evaluation of the subject possible. Wolfgang Pietsch has held a number of leading positions in both US and German companies and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. He has already written three earlier books on agglomeration.
Intended for everybody working in companies that process and handle particulate solids, this book helps in understanding and controlling unwanted agglomeration as well as promoting the application, development, and improvement of methods for the beneficial use of agglomeration.