EDEM® Hands-on Workshop Provides DEM Simulation Experience to Attendees of the KSU International Grains Program Short Course on Bulk Solids Handling, Storage, and Flow
and Josephine Boac, Research Associate and EDEM workshop instructor (standing right)
The course, which was aimed at individuals responsible for processing and handling bulk solids in grain processing, food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, drew attendees from across the Americas. Members of the KSU IGP and industry representatives discussed solutions to common bulk solids flow problems encountered during storage and transportation, such as caking, agglomeration and segregation, and described best practices for sampling, measuring and characterizing particle properties.
Storage, and Flow Short Course
Course instructors from KSU included: Dr. Kingsly Ambrose; Carlos Campabadal, a specialist in grain storage and feed manufacturing; Hulya Dogan, Associate Professor; and Josephine Boac, Research Associate, who delivered the EDEM Workshop . Guest lecturers included: Madhusudhan Kodam of Dow Chemical Company; Mark Friesen of Vortex; Prof. Carl Wassgren of Purdue University; Ron Atkinson of Fike; John Yin of Freeman Technologies; and David Boush of DEM Solutions.
About the KSU International Grains Program
The Kansas State University International Grains Program (IGP) provides technical assistance in promoting and exporting cereal grains and oilseeds and to assist with market-development efforts. IGP achieves its mission through technical-training and assistance programs in storage and handling, milling, marketing and processing. IGP supports marketing activities by national farmer commodity organizations and partners with the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.