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Category: Bulk Solids
Question: What is the most common cause of solid size segregation in bulk solid systems?
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Answer: Many engineers usually point directly to the pneumatic conveying system as a source of such a problem. The truth is that in most cases, segregation occurs as a result of the differences in sizes of the articles.As a rule-of-thumb, if the size ratio extends outside of around 1:1.3, then there will most likely be segregation. This being said, one should inspect the equipment responsible for determining the particle size rather than the pneumatic conveying system if this problem is occuring.Reference: Richard Farnish, The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
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