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Deagglomeration is the process of breaking down large clusters or agglomerates of particles into smaller, individual particles. It is often used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, food processing, and chemical manufacturing, where it is important to have consistent and uniform particle sizes for optimal product performance and quality. It is also used for the dispersion of wet ground filter cakes and slurries using drying and turbulence to disperse it to its natural state.

Deagglomeration equipment and process

Often, when a raw material is dispersed, it can clump together due to the properties of the raw material. These agglomerates can cause many issues in a variety of industries. Therefore deagglomeration is a critical part of the process to ensure a more uniform formulation of the end product.

The deagglomeration process works by applying mechanical force to the particles, either through impact, shearing, or compression. Deagglomeration equipment addresses the challenge of solid materials or solid/liquid blends and slurries binding together and forming lumps.

Here at Atritor, we specialise in deagglomeration equipment and help process specialists and innovators find solutions to their processing challenges The Atritor Dryer-Pulveriser is a single-step simultaneous drying, classification and deagglomeration solution. It has been in continuous manufacture for over 90 years, and it can be specified and configured to be highly effective at processing a wide variety of raw materials.

The benefits of deagglomeration

The benefits of deagglomeration are numerous. Consistent and uniform particle sizes can lead to improved product performance and quality, as well as increased efficiency in manufacturing processes.

  • In pharmaceuticals, it can lead to improved dissolution rates and bioavailability of drugs.
  • In food processing, it can lead to improved flavour and texture of products.
  • In chemical manufacturing, it can lead to improved mixing and dispersion of ingredients.

In addition to these benefits, deagglomeration can also improve safety in manufacturing environments. Large agglomerates of particles can be more difficult to handle and pose a risk of explosion or fire. By breaking down these agglomerates into smaller particles, the risk of these hazards is reduced.

How can we help you?

We are experts in processing challenges here at Atritor. Our experience in the industry has given us the knowledge to design and build deagglomeration processes that take raw materials and manufacturing bi-products and turn them into value-added products. Contact our team to discuss your material processing challenge or idea.

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