Archived web pages - original ERPT

Archived web pages - original ERPT

Educational Resources in Particle Technology

Originally launched by its Managing Editor, Ralph D. Nelson, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Fellow of the AIChE., the ERPT was a resource for professional and academic technologists the world over.

This is the main page for our archive of the ERPT pages and the resources they still offer practitioners in the field.


WHAT IS ERPT?

ERPT provides

  • tutorials at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • ideas and examples for enriching classes and laboratories
  • typical solutions for common industrial problems

Professional oversight of the ERPT site is provided by the Particle Technology Forum, a technical division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Web site design, editing, and maintainance is provided by the Managing Editor of ERPT, Ralph D. Nelson, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Fellow of the AIChE

Origin / History

ERPT was launched in 1998 as a public education service of the Particle Technology Forum. This Web site provides on-line, just-in-time, world-wide, free-of-charge tutorials in particle technology as a public service. The original goal was to build a site that would eventually provide several hundred tutorials, each equivalent to one to three hours of classroom instruction at the third-year college level. These would be introductory in nature and in the ideal case would describe the main phenomenological and theoretical aspects of the topic, noting industrial applications, large-scale equipment, typical industrial problems, and typical solutions to those problems.

Over the past ten years usage has grown to over ten thousand visits per month. See History of ERPT

TOPIC AREAS

The Significance of PT
Formation from Gas
Formation from Liquid
Comminution, Attrition
Size Enlargement
Particle Physics

Particle Characterization:

Non-Optical Methods
Optical Methods

Storage / Discharge:

Mechanics: wall stress
Dynamics: flow
Pneumatic Conveying
Fluidized Bed
Mixing
Separation by Size
P./Gas Separation
P./Liquid Separation
Dispersion in Fluids
Rheology
Reaction
Heating, Drying
Safety
Simulation, Modeling
Specific Applications


Outline of PT
Books on PT
Other Ed Resources:
booklets
technical reviews
CDROM, video
Web courses
short courses
museums
teaching methods


Contents of ERPT

  [Vol. **1** (1999)](992Q/covr0101)   
  [Vol. **2**(1) (2001)](012Q/covr0201)   
  [Vol. **2**(2) (2001)](014Q/covr0202)   
  [Vol. **3** (2002)](024Q/covr0301)   
  [Vol. **4** (2003)](032Q/covr0401)   
  [Vol. **5** (2005)](051Q/covr0501)

ERPT Authors’ Guide

Professional oversight of the ERPT site is provided by the Particle Technology Forum, a technical division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Explanations and Disclaimers
Questions? Email the Managing Editor at
URL: http://www.erpt.org/default

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