The Kansas State University (K-State) Bulk Solids Innovation Center (BSIC) has expanded its material property measurement capability with a new device to test fluidization, aeration, and deaeration. The center has also added a scanning electron microscope, which allows fine powder observation under high magnification for an improved understanding of the powder’s flow characteristics based on particle shape and morphology.

The BSIC, Salina, KS, is the only university facility and staff in North America dedicated to providing industrial companies with education, consulting, testing services, and research related to bulk solids. The center includes a 13,000-square-foot facility with laboratories, testing equipment, and room for client research projects. (5/21)