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Equipment solutions for storing and feeding a hard-to-handle material

Do you handle a fine, lightweight material that's dusty, explosive, and floods or compacts easily? Is your material abrasive and hard on pneumatic conveying elbows? Or have you found that the material doesn't readily form a dust cake on your dust collector media, preventing efficient filtering? Read this article for information on how one hard-to-handle material, powder activated carbon, can be stored and fed in both dry and slurry forms with the right equipment. You can apply many of the principles to your own hard-to-handle material.

Some challenging storage and feeding problems face those of us handling fine, lightweight powders. One such material is powder activated carbon [PAC]. Each PAC particle has an extremely large surface area, which helps it react easily with waste materials.

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