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ERIC Number: EJ825616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Introduction to Studies in Granular Mixing
Llusa, Marcos; Muzzio, Fernando
Chemical Engineering Education, v42 n4 p173-178 Fall 2008
This article describes a hands-on educational activity designed to introduce students (or industrial employees) in the pharmaceutical arena to some of the most common problems in the mixing of solids: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and lubricant (i.e. magnesium stearate) homogenization, characterization of segregation tendencies, and measurement of flowability (ability to flow) and density of blends. The students learn how to assess several properties of a formulation, how blender operating conditions affects them, and how they correlate with each other. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A