• Publication Date: 09/01/2018
  • Author(s):
    Weyandt, Mike
  • Organization(s):
    Nol-Tec Systems
  • Article Type: Technical Articles
  • Subjects: Mixing and blending, Pneumatic conveying
Dry bulk material batch blending with a pneumatic blender can be accomplished in the conical hopper of a storage vessel or dense-phase pneumatic conveying transporter, rather than in a mechanical blender, saving time, labor, and capital costs.

Pneumatic blending in a bin or silo — that is, aerating materials with compressed air to mix them within the vessel — has been used for decades as a way to homogenize large production runs of a single material. After explaining how the pneumatic blender works, this article reviews some of the applications and benefits of pneumatic batch blending.

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