It is estimated that over 75% of the material feedstock in industry is in a granular form. Therefore, being able to transport and process particulate materials efficiently, safely and reliably within a manufacturing plant is critical. The Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure group has long-standing expertise in the design of silos, and maintain a pilot-scale silo facility for experimental research.
The group work closely with industrial partners to gain a scientific understanding of particle processing equipment such as pin mills and twin-screw granulators. Projects within the Particle technology for industrial manufacturing theme are listed below.