Preface

Particles—small discrete elements of matter—are all around us and are important as natural phenomena (mist, rain, snow, sand, etc.) and as products (food, building materials, pharmaceuticals, etc.). The study of Particle Technology has become an essential part of the education of many kinds of engineers and scientists. It overlaps significantly with—and draws material from—related subjects such as the sciences of aerosols, colloids, and surfaces in general.
Particle Technology as a discipline must include both a study of the fundamentals of how particulate materials behave and some indications of how the science can be applied in practice. We have both been involved in numerous discussions of the scope and organization of Particle ...

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