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Publication Date: 03/2014
Pages: 6
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Preventing moisture caking, the unwanted agglomeration

This article describes characterization tests that can determine whether a material will cake due to moisture, and discusses possible post-process solutions for preventing moisture caking during transportation and storage.

Agglomeration is a natural phenomenon. It happens under certain conditions whether you want it to or not. Unwanted agglomeration, typically called caking, refers to the state of a bulk solid material that has lumped or agglomerated because strong bonds have formed between the material's particles. Often caking occurs to an extent that it causes serious operating difficulties and customer complaints.

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