Particle Size Measurements: Fundamentals, Practice, Quality
Particulate products exist in a large variety, viz. abrasives, cement, sand, pharmaceutical powders and sprays, margarine, paint, toothpaste, sugar, pulverized coal, catalysts, etc., etc. They find application in both households and industries. Their behavior and performance is usually linked to characteristic parameters of the particle size distribution. Therefore, such parameters are often used in product specifications. This is the reason for frequent particle size determinations, for which a variety of techniques has been developed.
The contents of this book concentrate on the practical aspects of particle size measurement in its relationship with adequate characterization of product quality. This is a major difference with existing books, which have a more theoretical approach to particle sizing techniques. Of course, the emphasis in this text still lies with the measurement techniques. For optimum application, their theoretical background is accompanied by quantitative quality features, limitations and problem identification.