Webinar: Understanding and Controlling Size Reduction in Processing

May 26, 2020

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Webinar: Understanding and Controlling Size Reduction in Processing
Dr. Kerry Johanson, Material Flow Solutions Inc.

On Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific, Dr. Kerry Johanson, Material Flow Solutions Inc., will present "Understanding and Controlling Size Reduction in Processing" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ 2020 DryPro Webinar Series, taking place June 2-4, 2020.

The breakage of particles during processing or packing leads to customers complaints and sometimes leads to products that cannot accomplish their designed purpose. This webinar will address controlling breakage of material in processes and selecting proper mills based on the breaking characteristics of your material.  What you will learn:

  • What causes breakage in typical processes

  • How to characterize breakage of materials and develop a breakage fingerprint of your material

  • How to relate breakage to process handling to predict the breakage in your processes

  • How to select the right mill for your material based on how a product breaks

Who should attend:  Process engineers, formulators and product development scientists, and plant managers or project managers.

Dr. Kerry Johanson began his career in powder flow and material handling as a summer lab technician with Jenike & Johanson in Billerica, MA during his high school and undergraduate years. After receiving his BS in 1985, he spent 14 years with JR Johanson Inc. in San Luis Obispo, CA, finally serving as their Chief Technical Officer. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in 1994, and in 2000, he branched out and moved to Florida, where he divides his time researching at the University of Florida Particle Engineering Research Center and serving as the Chief Operations Officer for Material Flow Solutions Inc., the consulting firm he founded in 2001. He has authored 40+ technical papers which have been published in numerous technical journals internationally. He has developed a course for teaching powder flow and technology to graduate students and mentored five doctoral graduates at the University of Florida. Dr. Johanson has presented numerous industry seminars on the topic of powder flow in industrial applications. Dr. Johanson holds PE licenses in both Florida and Utah and is an active member of AAPS, AIChE, ASME, ASTM, and IChemE.

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