4th Edition

Powder Technology Handbook, Fourth Edition

Edited By Ko Higashitani, Hisao Makino, Shuji Matsusaka Copyright 2020
    679 Pages 688 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Fourth Edition of Powder Technology Handbook continues to serve as the comprehensive guide to powder technology and the fundamental engineering processes of particulate technology, while incorporating significant advances in the field in the decade since publication of the previous edition. The handbook offers a well-rounded perspective on powder technologies in gas and liquid phases that extends from particles and powders to powder beds and from basic problems to actual applications.

    This new edition features fully updated and new chapters written by a team of internationally distinguished contributors. All content has been updated and new sections added on.

    Powder Technology Handbook provides methodologies of powder and particle handling technology essential to scientific researchers and practical industrial engineers. It contains contemporary and comprehensive information on powder and particle handling technology that is extremely useful not only to newcomers but also to experienced engineers and researchers in the field of powder and particle science and technology.


    Part 1: Particle Characterization and Standard Powder

    1.1 Particle Size

    1.2 Size Measurement

    1.3 Particle Shape Characterization

    1.4 Particle Density

    1.5 Hardness, Stiffness and Toughness of Particles

    1.6 Surface Properties and Analysis

    1.7 Characterization by Atomic Force Microscope

    1.8 Specific Properties of Nanoparticles

    1.9 Standard Powders and Particles

    Part 2: Fundamental Properties of Particles

    2.1 Optical Properties 

    2.2 Electrification and Electrophoresis

    2.3 Magnetic Properties

    2.4 Diffusion of Particles

    2.5 Particle Motion in Fluid

    2.6 Particle Sedimentation

    2.7 Adhesive Force of Single Particle

    2.8 Particle Deposition and Reentrainment

    2.9 Agglomeration (Coagulation)

    2.10 Viscosity of Slurry

    2.11 Particle Impact Breakage

    2.12 Sintering

    2.13 Mechanochemistry

    2.14 Ignition and Combustion Reaction

    2.15 Solubility and Dissolution Rate

    Part 3: Properties of Powders and Powder Beds

    3.1 Specific Surface Area

    3.2 Adsorption Characteristics

    3.3 Moisture Content

    3.4 Electrical Properties

    3.5 Packing Properties

    3.6 Capillarity of Porous Media

    3.7 Permeation (Flow through Porous Media)

    3.8 Mechanical Properties of a Powder Bed

    3.9 Fluidity of Powder

    3.10 Blockage in Storage Vessels

    3.11 Segregation of Particles

    3.12 Vibrational and Acoustic Characteristics

    Part 4 Particle Generation and Modification

    4.1 Aerosol Particle Generation

    4.2 Generation of Particles by Reactions

    4.3 Crystallization

    4.4 Design and Formation of Composite Particles

    4.5 Electrical Charge Control

    4.6 Surface Modification

    Part 5: Powder Handlings and Simulations

    5.1 Crushing and Grinding

    5.2 Dispersion of Particles

    5.3 Classification

    5.4 Storage (Silo)

    5.5 Feeding

    5.6 Transportation

    5.7 Fluidization and Fluidized Bed

    5.8 Mixing

    5.9 Slurry Conditioning

    5.10 Granulation

    5.11 Kneading and Plastic Forming

    5.12 Drying

    5.13 Combustion

    5.14 Dust Collection

    5.15 Electrostatic Separation

    5.16 Magnetic Separation

    5.17 Dry Dense Medium Separation

    5.18 Gravity Thickening

    5.19 Filtration

    5.20 Expression

    5.21 Flotation

    5.22 Electrostatic Powder Coating

    5.23 Multipurpose Equipment

    5.24 Nanoparticle Handling and Formulation

    5.25 Simulation of Powders and Particles in Dry and Wet Phases

    Part 6: Process Instrumentation

    6.1 Powder Sampling

    6.2 Particle Sampling in Gas Flow

    6.3 Concentration and Flow Rate Measurement

    6.4 Level Measurement of Powder Bed

    6.5 Temperature Measurement of Powder

    6.6 On-Line Measurement of Moisture Content

    6.7 Tomography

    Part 7: Working Atmospheres-Risks, Hazards and Protection-

    7.1 Health Effects Due to Particle Matter

    7.2 Risks of Nanoparticles

    7.3 Respiratory Protective Devices for Particulate Matter

    7.4 Dust Explosion


    Ko Higashitani is an emeritus professor of Kyoto University. He received BS degree from Kyoto University in 1968, and Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 1973 in the field of Chemical Engineering. After he worked in Kyushu Institute of Technology, he moved to Kyoto University as a professor of Chemical Engineering. He is an Editorial Board of Powder Technology and an International Advisory Board of Particuology, and he was the Executive Editor of Chemical Engineering Science and the Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Powder Technology. His present major research interest is the correlation between macroscopic behaviors of colloidal particles in solutions, such as, the particle formation, the coagulation, dispersion, deposition and detachment of colloidal particles, with the molecular-scale characteristics of particles and particle surfaces which can be evaluated by the Atomic Force Microscope.

    Hisao Makino is a Research Adviser of Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan (CRIEPI) and a Visiting Professor of Kyushu University and Gunma University. He is also a Vice-president of the Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, Japan and a Vice-president of the Japan Institute of Energy. He received his B.Sc., M.SC degrees and Ph.D. from Kyoto University. His main research subject is a development of solid fossil fuel utilization technology including coal and biomass for power generation. His current interests are high temperature combustion and gasification reaction of pulverized fossil fuel, dust collection technology and control technology of greenhouse gas emission from thermal power stations.

    Shuji Matsusaka is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Kyoto University. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Hiroshima University and Ph.D. from Kyoto University. He has held important positions in academic organizations in areas of powder technology, aerosol science, and electrostatics. He has been the editor-in-chief of Advanced Powder Technology since 2013. Dr Matsusaka’s current research interests are characterizing particle electrification, adhesion, and flowability, as well as handling micro-particles and nano-particles in gases.