Particle Characterisation

About Particle Size Analysis

Micron Scientific offer a range of products for particle size analysis. We have a solution for almost any application and can measure any particle size – wet or dry. We offer a variety of particle size analysis techniques, which include laboratory, online, at-line and in-line processes. If your application requires a custom installation don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss.

What is it?

Particle size analysis is a means of determining the size distribution of particles, usually produced as a result of an industrial process.

The Benefits of Particle Size Analysis

The results produced by a particle size analyser are used by process engineers to control and optimise a process. Better control and optimisation result in the following benefits:

  • Reduced product variation
  • Consistent product quality
  • Reduced production cost
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Reduced product waste
  • Increased profitability.
Who uses it?

Any industry performing one of the following processes will benefit from using particle size analysis:

  • Reduction of bulk solids to aggregates or powders
  • Transformation of powders to solids
  • Formation of particles by crystallisation or precipitation
  • Formulation of emulsions.
Technologies used for Laboratory, At-line, On-line and In-line Particle Size Analysis
  • Laser diffraction (Malvern Instruments)
  • Light scattering (Process Metrix)
  • Photo analysis (Wipware, Haver & Boecker)
  • Particle sizing probes (Malvern Instruments, MTS)
  • Screening (Haver & Boecker)