Effects of size and density differences on mixing of binary mixtures of particles

Musha Halidan, G Rohana Chandratilleke, Sammy Lap-Ip Chan, John Bridgwater, Aibing Yu

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Mixing of granular materials is an important operation in many industries such as the pharmaceutical industry. Generally, a granular material to be mixed can have particles of different densities and sizes, which makes the mixing difficult. Several studies have addressed the issue of finding the optimum combinations of the size and density ratios of binary particles for mixing to happen, using rotating drums as the mixers. For mixtures of particles uniform in either the size or density, we have shown previously that mixing index of the mixtures can be represented by a unique function of the variable, ??3 where ? (
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2013: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
EditorsAibing Yu, Kejun Dong, Runyu Yang, Stefan Luding
Place of PublicationMelville NY USA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages739 - 742
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735411661
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventPowders and Grains 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201312 Jul 2013
Conference number: 7th


ConferencePowders and Grains 2013
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