Patrick Verolme

Topic:  Experimental assessment and quantification of segregation by means of hopper segregation, sifting segregation and vibration segregation set-ups.

Summary:  In this contribution we demonstrate the application of such set-ups for identifying the segregation potential of powder blends based on differences in particle size and density.  To that end, we also use an algorithm to quantify the segregation in each of the set-ups allowing a fair comparison among the various set-ups but also among different formulations.

Bio Sketch:

Patrick Verolme studied Chemistry in Rotterdam and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Rotterdam Hogeschool, after performing his graduation study at Delft Solids Solutions on the topic of water vapor sorption studies. Since 2012 Patrick has been working at Delft Solids Solutions in the field of solid particle / powder research, with his main area of expertise being specific surface area, porosity and vapor sorption studies. His role has expended to the research of bulk powder characteristics, including segregation, dustiness potential, stickiness and attrition & abrasion of solid materials. He is a frequent speaker on these bulk solids topics on seminars and courses.