Orlando, FL - Hotel to be determined
The primary purpose of this course is to review the various properties of powdered solids pertinent to the development and manufacture of the products of the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and allied industries. In particular, the latest experimental techniques and equipment for evaluating important properties of powders will be discussed and related to both the underlying principles and common industrial problems. The different powder processing operations will be discussed and the range of equipment and machinery for each will be critically reviewed. Each topic will be briefly introduced at a fairly fundamental level, but will then be extended to cover more sophisticated and innovative techniques, emphasizing the practical usefulness whenever relevant. The formal sessions will be supplemented by informal discussion periods. You will be encouraged to raise specific problems.