Of the many available particle-size analysis techniques, laser diffraction and acoustic spectroscopy are the most promising for in-process applications.
Moving laser diffraction particle-size analysis from the lab to the production line required several significant technical improvements.
The cement industry has long been interested in continuous particle-size analysis.
Those features were incorporated into the Malvern Instruments EPCS-CE particle-size analysis system.
The applicability of the Malvern EPCS-CE system to in-process particle-size analysis can be seen in normalized SSA data plotted vs.
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