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A new tool for inline particle characterization

| By Chemical Engineering

ParticleTrack E25 is a new inline particle-system-characterization tool. Modifying focused beam reflectance technology (FBRM) for use in settings where pneumatic motors are impractical, the fully electric ParticleTrack E25 measures aqueous particle and droplet systems for the chemical, food, consumer-product, biotechnology and mining industries. This probe-based technology eliminates sampling’s measurement variability for simpler, faster and more cost-effective characterization, as well as more consistent and less expensive manufacturing outcomes it promotes, says the manufacturer. Based on traditional FBRM technology yet requiring no air or gas supply, this new unit allows realtime product-quality optimization, greater formulation stability and enhanced processing, says the company. It can be used in processes from 2- to 20,000-L batches or in pipeline flow. — Metler Toledo, Greifensee, Switzerland