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Granule Breakage in a Controlled Shear Field - Modelling and Experiments

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posted on 03.04.2019, 04:31 by Narendra Akiti
Wet granulation is a widely used technique to produce particle aggregates in many industries including detergent, pharmaceutical, agricultural product, food, and specialty chemicals. In wet granulation, a liquid binder is used to agglomerate fine particles. In high-shear wet granulation, breakage and attrition of aggregates play an important role. However, the breakage and attrition processes are the least understood among all rate processes of wet granulation. In the present study, to better understand the breakage and attrition phenomena, experiments and simulations were performed to study the effect of formulation properties and operating parameters on the breakage behaviour of preformed granules.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Karen Hapgood

Additional supervisor 1

Ravi Jagadeeshan

Additional supervisor 2

Devang Khakhar

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Engineering

Additional Institution or Organisation

IITB

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Exports

Exports