Bulk material moisture integration as dust prevention

Title of Project

Bulk material moisture integration as dust prevention


Dr Greg Wheatley

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Summary of project – By determining the relationship between moisture (inherent and/or added) and dust generated by the bulk material composition, a optimal amount of water can be added or removed in order to minimise the environmental impact of dust. AS4156.6-2000 as determined for coal, is the basis from which research on various environments, bulk materials, bulk material particle size, etc can be undertaken. A medium scale wind tunnel can be performed to measure lift off behaviour. Research into various moisture levels, wind durations, wind velocities and added moisture constituents will be studied. These studies are augmented by determination of flow properties of the bulk material through shear testing. Shear testing results assist in design of conveyors, bins and stockpiles under operating conditions.

Key Words

Dust suppression; bulk materials handling

Would suit an applicant who

has a sound academic background, research experience, an interest in mechanical engineering and strong experimental and computational skills.

Updated: 3 months ago