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This Month’s Focus: Drying

Circular fluid-bed dryer improves pelletizing process

Drying pellets without altering their size, shape, or other properties is a critical part of the pelletizing process. Depending on a client’s material throughput requirements, Mars Mineral recommends circular fluid-bed dryers for the pelletizing process because of their space and cost advantages.

Dry roaster helps almond processor ensure product quality

Select Harvest USA, one of the top 10 almond handlers in California, was looking to expand its operation. After years of selling wholesale to brokers and large processors, the company built its own plant and began its own private-label brand.

Suppliers’ Tips

How can drying impact the flow properties of my hygroscopic material?

General Features

Mixing Mechanics: Using residence time distribution to understand continuous blending

Columnists Fernando Muzzio and Sarang Oka discuss residence time distribution (RTD) and how you can use it to get a better handle on continuous blending.

Tips for finding effective storage solutions

Properly storing and discharging material is critical to any bulk solids production process. This article provides solutions to some common bulk solids storage questions.

Show Preview: Expo Pack Guadalajara 2017

Expo Pack Guadalajara 2017, sponsored by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will be held June 13-15 at the Expo Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico.

May Content

Bagging and packaging

Combustible dust mitigation options

Tech Updates

Issue Focuses

January: Mixing & Blending

February: Screening & Classifying

March: Pneumatic Conveying

April: Drying

May: Bagging & Packaging

June: Size Reduction

July: Mechanical Conveying

August: Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource

September: Weighing & Batching

October: Dust Collection

November: Storage; and the Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market

December: Feeders

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2017
Focus
Special Sections
January
Mixing & Blending
Bulk Bags & Equipment
February
Screening & Classifying
1. Explosion Protection
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
March
Pneumatic Conveying
Bin Level Indicators
April
Drying
Bin Dischargers
May
Bagging & Packaging
Rotary Airlocks
June
Size Reduction
1. Monitors
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
July
Mechanical Conveying
1. Filter Media
2. Vacuum Cleaning     Equipment
August
Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource
September
Weighing & Batching
Flow Aids
October
Dust Collection
Valves
November
Storage
Crushers
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market
December
Feeders
1. Contamination Detectors &     Separators
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
Buyers Guide
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market