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Publication Date: 09/1996
Pages: 4
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Processing and handling dry bulk material can be a messy business. Material builds up on conveyor belts and inside mixers, bag fillers, rotary mills, briquetters, and other process vessels. Getting rid of the residue has traditionally involved blasting it off with water, sand, or other media. But these methods have some problems.

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