What is powder characterization?
Powder characterization is the term that covers the measurement of powder characteristics using various techniques or apparatuses. Powders are composed of solid particles, which can be defined through various parameters, including particle size and shape.
However, the powder characteristics are not simply defined by the attributes of the characteristics of particles because there are not only individual particles to be concerned with, but also noting that powders also contain air between the particles, and those particles may also contain pores that contribute to the powder characteristics, including flowability, compressibility, and density.
Powder characterization is significant in many industries, of which the most important and relevant are the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, additive materials, and paints since the performance of their final products is greatly impacted by the particle properties.