List of Accepted Abstracts


The Second International Conference on Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2016) is going to be held at Hotel Ramada in the historic, royal city of Jaipur (Rajasthan), India from December 1 to 3, 2016. The conference is being organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Thapar University and is an initiative of the Particle and Bulk Solids Research Groups of the same institute. The areas of interests cover various fundamental and applied aspects of particle technology, from nano to bulk to ore: particle synthesis, preparation, characterization, measurement, instrumentation, storing, conveying, processing, modelling, scale up procedures, mathematical/analytical/numerical solutions to particle mechanics, simulation techniques, dust and environmental hazards etc. Overwhelming response and support of the particle technology community for the inaugural PGBSIA 2013 (Patiala) has been the main source of inspiration to organize PGBSIA 2016 (Jaipur). This conference aims to integrate the scientific and industry communities. Papers will be peer-reviewed (and explored for possible journal publications). Considering the timing and place of the event, PGBSIA 2016 provides unique opportunities for academic, research and business collaborations.

Key Features

  • Strong Academic-Industry participation from around the world
  • High quality paper and poster sessions; abstracts and papers will be peer-reviewed by international experts
  • Selected papers to be published in special issue of International SCI Journal with impact factor, such as: Particulate Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis
  • Several workshops to be conducted by Indian experts in specialized areas, covering fundamentals, designs, scale-up, industry case studies etc

Who Should Attend

  • Academician (from Universities and Institutes)
  • Researchers, scientists, Ph.D students and research scholars
  • Design engineers and consultants
  • Plant owners, managers, operators and maintenance personnel
  • Manufacturers, suppliers/contractors for instruments and systems
  • Members of professional bodies

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Giuseppe Bonifazi, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rome, Italy
  • Prof. Mike Bradley, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Greenwitch, UK
  • Prof. Rajesh Dave, Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Prof. Haim Kalman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Dr. Richard LaRoche, CEO, DEM Solutions Ltd, UK
  • Prof. Stefan Luding, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Prabhu Nott, Chemical Engineering Department, IISC Bangalore, India
  • Prof. Bunsho Ohtani, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Prof. Jin Y. Ooi, Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Wolfgang Peukert, Institute of Particle Technology, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Dr. Chandana Ratnayake, Tel-Tek Institute, Norway
  • Prof. Mikio Sakai, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Prof. Peter Wypych, School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Prof. Chuan-Yu Wu, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Surrey, UK

Benefits of Attending

  • Increased awareness of academic and scientific researchers about the areas of industrial applications, problems, requirements, equipment/instrumentation
  • Future Research and Development directions and research projects
  • Increased awareness of industry users/suppliers about the areas of academic achievements, expertise and capabilities
  • Increased academic and industry networks, linkage and relationships