Glossary of Terms in Powder and Bulk Technology An explanation of terms relating to particle technology as an introductory tool for non-specialists, newcomers and students in the field.
Bulk solids play a vital role in human society, permeating almost all industrial activities and dominating many. Bulk technology embraces many disciplines, yet does not fall within the domain of a specific professional activity such as mechanical or chemical engineering.
The British Materials Handling Board perceived the need for a Glossary of Terms in Particle Technology as an introductory tool for non-specialists, newcomers and students in this subject.
The glossary was prepared by Lyn Bates for The British Materials Handling Board (BMHB). It contains an Introduction, with 3 paragraphs: Bulk solids in industry; Rand Reports on the performance of plants that handle bulk solids; and General terms.
Sections of terms
Then term in the glossary are grouped in the following sections: Types of Powder, Powder Properties, Powder Processing, Particle Properties, Particle Size, Particle Shape, Pore Size and Shape, Particle Surface Area, Particle Test Methods (of Image