April 20, 2016

Particle Sizing and Particle Size Analysis

The majority of industrial materials and products consist of solids and powders. Particle sizing, size distribution and particle shape are important physical characteristics that highly influence the behavior during processing and handling of powders, like flowability, transport and storage. Laboratory particle sizing analysis by characterization of size distribution and shape is a strong tool in R&D and Quality Control environment and important in various areas such as: crystal growth, ceramic and alloy properties, emulsions stability, catalyst activity, paint appearance and performance, wastewater management, and so forth

Closely related to particle sizing analysis is the droplet size distribution of sprays, nebulizers and other aerosols. Droplet size analysis is mainly used to optimize nozzle design, enhance inkjet printing technology, restrict excessive use of pesticides and increase medicine effectiveness.

Various modern techniques such as Laser Diffraction, Photon Correlation Spectroscopy, Image Analysis, Time of Transition, Laser Doppler Velocimetry and Scanning Electron Microscopy are available in our analysis laboratory for particle size analysis. Our laboratory also employs more conventional particle sizing methods such as Electrical Sensing Zone, Sedimentation and Sieve Analysis for particle size analysis.