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High shear wet granulation modelling - a mechanistic approach using population balances

Anders Darelius (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Kemisk apparatteknik) ; Anders Rasmuson (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Kemisk apparatteknik) ; Ingela Niklasson Björn ; Staffan Folestad
Powder Technology Vol. 160 (2005), p. 209-218.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

A population balance approach based on splitting the coalescence kernel into two factors, the first describing the collision frequency of particles and the second describing the collision efficiency, is applied to modelling wet granulation in a high shear mixer. Four different expressions for the collision frequency are compared and discussed. The kernels are the size independent kernel, the shear kernel proposed by Smoluchowski [1] and the two kernels proposed by Hounslow [2], i.e. the EKE kernel and the less used kernel based on equipartition of fluctuating translational momentum (ETM kernel). Microcrystalline cellulose (mcc) is granulated under different process conditions and it is found that the ETM kernel best describes the granulation at higher impeller speeds, whereas the EKE kernel gives better agreement at lower impeller speeds. The collision efficiency is assumed to be a function of the liquid saturation. By using this assumption, it was possible to detect similar trends for the remaining part of the collision efficiency regardless of process conditions.

Nyckelord: Wet granulation, population balances, coalescence kernel, power consumption

Denna post skapades 2006-08-25. Senast ändrad 2015-12-17.
CPL Pubid: 17899


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Kemisk apparatteknik (2005-2014)


Annan kemiteknik

Chalmers infrastruktur

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