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IBA Announces Its 31st Biennial Conference

February 12, 2009
The Institute for Briquetting & Agglomeration (IBA), now in its 60th year as a professional organization devoted to the science and application of size enlargement methods, has announced its 31st biennial conference, to be held September 27-30, 2009 at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio.

For over 50 years, IBA has sponsored this premier conference on the state-of-the-art agglomeration technology. This year’s conference will be preceded by a half-day seminar, “Particle Size Enlargement through Agglomeration: Methods and Practices”. The workshop will include topics such as briquetting, compacting, pelletizing, granulation, extrusion, spray-drying/granulation, and tabletting. Additional topics will include binders and methods for measuring the quality of agglomerates.

This is an opportunity for newcomers, as well as a refresher course for those who desire knowledge on the current methods of agglomeration. The workshop is designed to give the participant a good preparation for the technical conference.
   
Papers are invited concerning, but not limited to, specific aspects of particle size enlargement in the fields of agrichemicals, biomass, ceramics, charcoal, coal, chemical, environmental impact, foods, iron ore, minerals, pharmaceuticals, and waste recycling, as well as the scientific fields of binders (natural and synthetic), particle flow, particle-size effects, and quality control methods. Articles are invited that describe practical and theoretical studies of the agglomeration process. This includes unit operations within the system. Abstracts are now being accepted for the conference and may be submitted to:  tnfeldkamp@centurytel.net.

For information on IBA, visit www.agglomeration.org.