K-State offers bulk solids course

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Learn about the science and engineering of bulk solids from Kansas State University faculty and industry experts at a Bulk Solids Handling, Storage and Flow course Nov. 11-14 at the International Grains Program Conference Center in Manhattan, KS.

The course, which will include both classroom and hand-on sessions, focuses on handling, transportation and storage technologies and methods as well as common bulk solids flow problems. Designed for individuals responsible for handling and processing bulks solids in variety of industries including food, the course will include and on-site visit to a bulk solids handling equipment manufacturer.

“Currently, the grain and powder industry from flour milling to biofuels to pharmaceutical companies lack an opportunity for continuing education in the technical areas that involve handling and processing of bulk solids,” said Carlos Campabadal, program specialist in grain storage and feed manufacturing at Kansas State. “This course will benefit the industry by allowing participants to fortify their skills and also understand the latest technology from the equipment industry.”

Attendees will use the bulk solid and flow equipment located in the state-of-the-art Hal Ross Flour Mill and O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center. Additionally, the newest powder characterization technologies, available in the Bulk Solids and Particle Technology Research Laboratory, will be used for instruction.

“This initiative, started in collaboration with industry and academic experts, will focus on understanding the bulk and particle characteristics of granular materials and will help in delivering a uniform granular product to the consumer,” said Kingsly Ambrose, grain science faculty member.

For register or additional information about this course or other training opportunities from the International Grains Program, visit www.grains.k-state.edu/igp.
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