Selecting the best air mover for a bulk-solids pneumatic-conveying application is a critical design decision. Provided

Selecting the best air mover for a bulk-solids pneumatic-conveying application is a critical design decision. Provided here is information on three classes of air movers when dilute-phase pneumatic conveying is required In a typical bulk-solids pneumatic-conveying system, an air mover is used to generate the necessary air flowrate and pressure required to transport a solid material through a specific pipeline distance at a given rate. Designing a successful pneumatic conveying system depends on specifying the correct air mover, in terms of volumetric flowrate, pressure and motor size. A wide range of machines is potentially capable of meeting the requirements of the duty. However, not all air movers are suited to pneumatic conveying applications. Therefore, understanding the design and operating characteristics of various air movers is the key to successfully selecting the right machine. This article discusses the operating mechanisms and characteristics of three different types of air movers for dilute-phase pneumatic conveying: centrifugal fans and blowers; regenerative blowers; and positive-displacement (PD) blowers. Numerous air movers are available on the market for dilute-...

The Dion Lee x Carbon38 Collection Celebrates His Sculptural Designs (With A Very Sporty Twist)

If you think about it, it wasn’t that long ago when people were keeping their workout clothes in a separate category from everyday fashion. But thanks to the rise and increasing popularity of athleisure, people are no longer debating whether or not leggings can be worn as pants. Instead, the activewear staple — along with other classic pieces — has become a regular part of today’s biggest trends. With that in mind, workout clothes are no longer reserved for the gym or studio. Because of this, activewear has become more stylish than ever — and with the Dion Lee x Carbon38 collection, it’s only getting better. Let’s be honest: When it comes to high performing workout clothes that are also stylish enough to wear outside of the gym, creating pieces that strike the perfect balance is often considered a major feat (if not a miracle). However, with Dion Lee’s latest launch — which has pieces chic enough to wear for nearly any occasion — the brand has done exactly that, creating a special gem of a collection in the athleisure world. Teaming up with Los Angeles-based brand Carbon38, the Australian fashion label — which is known for its sculptural and modern aesthetic — has created its f...

Room temperature large-scale synthesis of layered frameworks as low-cost 4 V cathode materials for lithium ion batteries

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. Li-ion batteries (LIBs) are considered as the best available technology to push forward the production of eco-friendly electric vehicles (EVs) and for the efficient utilization of renewable energy sources. Transformation from conventional vehicles to EVs are hindered by the high upfront price of the EVs and are mainly due to the high cost of LIBs. Hence, cost reduction of LIBs is one of the major strategies to bring forth the EVs to compete in the market with their gasoline counterparts. In our attempt to produce cheaper high-performance cathode materials for LIBs, an rGO/MOPOF (reduced graphene oxide/Metal-Organic Phosphate Open Framework) nanocomposite with ~4 V of operation has been developed by a cost effective room temperature synthesis that eliminates any expensive post-synthetic treatments at high temperature under Ar/Ar-H2. Firstly, an hydrate...

How Nordstrom Brings Personalized Customer Service Online, at Scale

It’s easy to think that a brand has to be a digital native to offer a superior digital experience. Nordstrom shows that absolutely doesn’t have to be the case. Leveraging a long history of peerless customer service, Nordstrom moved up six places, ranking second overall in Sailthru’s Retail Personalization Index for 2019. That places Nordstrom just behind Sephora, which also has a substantial physical footprint. These two hybrid retailers outshone hot digital properties such as The RealReal and Net-a-porter. Nordstrom’s digital dominance stems from its reputation for legendary customer service, and the brand’s determination to extend that service ethos to its digital offerings. With its commitment to putting the customer first, Nordstrom, culturally, is well-prepared to see digital personalization through the best possible lens: That of serving the customer how, when, and on the channel they prefer. That creates a customer experience that drives sales and loyalty. Nordstrom embarks on personalization a little differently than some smaller, newer, digitally native brands. Those brands, metaphorically, are speedboats. Nordstrom is a cruise ship. If you captain a cruise ship the sam...

How to craft your own wedged holster with a little help from Dr. Scholl’s

A simple shoe insert can be outfitted with adhesive hook-and-loop and holster to offer a wedged design. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) A simple shoe insert can be outfitted with adhesive hook-and-loop and holster to offer a wedged design. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) Wedge and clawed inside-the-waistband holsters are gaining in popularity as their construction lends itself to better concealment; but what about consumers who already have an IWB rig but not enough funds to spring for an all-new wedged system? There’s an easy do-it-yourself wedged solution from firearms instructor Melody Lauer that involves a basic gel shoe insert and some hook-and-loop — all for under $10. A wedge is a piece of material added to an inside-the-waistband holster to aid in concealment. The wedge is placed so that it angles the muzzle of the gun outwards and away from the concealed carrier which, in turn, forces the grip of the gun to tilt inward towards the users all while conforming to the wearer’s body. The wedge is traditionally found on AIWB holsters as concealment in this position can often times be tricky; however, wedges can also be placed on traditional IWB holsters with the same effec...

Two record-setting continuous concrete placements accomplished within a month of each other in Washington state.

Two record-setting continuous concrete placements accomplished within a month of each other in Washington state. A new record for the largest continuous concrete pour was set in Washington state for the foundation of the Lincoln Square South tower. However, it was short-lived; as less than a month later, the tower next to it beat the record. Vital to both high-profile concrete pours were Putzmeister placing systems, seven truck-mounted boom pumps and a high-pressure trailer pump — all supplied by Ralph’s Concrete Pumping, Inc. of Seattle. The two skyscrapers, part of a $1.2 billion Lincoln Square Expansion II project, offer a 1.5 million square foot (139,354m²) mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Bellevue. The site consists of Class A offices, including a six-level, 2,200-car underground parking garage, 231 luxury residences, 245-guestroom W Hotel, as well as upscale retail, restaurants and entertainment. Having consumed an approximate total of 140,000 cubic yards (107,037m³) of concrete, the three-year project is complete with occupancy ongoing. Building the impressive structures was not an easy feat. The area is two city blocks long and one city block wide, so...

TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of

TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Suppose you want to carry fresh food in your vehicle; it’s crucial to keep it stored in a cool environment with a controlled temperature. A 12-volt cooler is a portable refrigerator that can get the job done. However, searching for the best 12-volt cooler is not a walk in the park. So, we’ve done our homework to give you an idea of the best coolers available.  The design of a 12-volt compressor refrigerator is similar to a typical home refrigerator. The mechanism behind it relies on compressing a cooling agent or a fluid refrigerant to regulate the temperature, making it flexible to be used as either a fridge or a freezer. Unlike other types of 12-volt coolers, compressor refrigerators can still function smoothly when inclined or leveled. A little bit old-fashioned, a thermoelectric cooler doesn’t have the capability to freeze your food or make ice. Nevertheless, a thermoelectric cooler can reduce the internal temperature to 40 degrees Fahrenheit below the ambient temperature. If you’re going for a short trip or you live in a place with a cool climate, a thermoele...

Most Londoners will know someone suffering from the extortionate expense of finding a place to live.

Most Londoners will know someone suffering from the extortionate expense of finding a place to live. For those trapped in the rental market, the outlook is particularly bleak. In 2011 the Resolution Foundation reported that the price of securing a tenancy can be over £2,000 in upfront costs, while other figures have shown that one in three tenants now spend half their takehome pay on rent. As more and more areas of London become unaffordable to anyone but wealthy professionals, where will essential workers go to live: the people who clean the streets, and cook the food and keep the city ticking over? They can stay at home with relatives, or sublet from people with existing tenancies, but some do not have these options. When I found myself in this position, I went to the only place I could: the slums of the Thames. To call the vessels here houseboats would be generous; though waterborne, two of the three had no engine, nor their original shapes, the structures having been ripped out and rebuilt upon the base. A more accurate description would be floating shacks; timber huts erected on decrepit old grain barges on the river in west London. Between them, these three shacks house on...

Elan Returns to Video Distribution with HDMI Line for Custom Installers

Elan released its new HDMI video distribution line at ISE 2017 after years of focusing strictly on the smart home. The international market also got its first look at Elan 8 software. Elan received its fair share of attention at the Core Brands booth at ISE 2017 as the company announced it has re-entered the resi video distribution space after a six-year hiatus. Expected to begin shipping late Q1 through Q2, Elan’s HDMI line includes matrix switchers, HDBaseT receivers and transmitters, a video over IP receiver and transmitter and a video over IP control module. “Elan may be known as the pioneer of smart home control, but the brand’s inception is deeply rooted in audio and video distribution,” says Eric Herdman, product manager, ELAN. “With this introduction, we are configuring video distribution solutions that meet the specific needs of residential installations,” says Herdman. “Elan’s new line of HDMI products provides custom installers with a complete range of state-of-the-art options for end-to-end home control and automation solutions.” Elan also used ISE 2017 to present its new software to the European market. Available now, Elan 8 adds a new user interface, vo...

Built on the concept of clean-cut fabric, fine lines, and geometry, this collection has an array

Built on the concept of clean-cut fabric, fine lines, and geometry, this collection has an array of pieces that are feminine yet versatile. Simple, quality pieces are perfect staples for any wardrobe, especially if you are a woman-on-the-go.  Monochrome looks will lend an easy sophistication to any ensemble. Pair browns or warm tones with white pieces when battling a warm day — these colours won’t absorb heat too much while allowing you to look effortlessly stylish.  If you’re fond of all-black outfits, try out mixing different textures to elevate your minimalistic look. A leather jacket with layered culottes is great pair if you’re looking to shake things up. Alternately, an all-grey ensemble is an easy way to look polished. When you’re in a rush, classic lines and monochromatic outfits are a girl’s best friend! Elevate your basics with giordano ladies’ reversible tulle dress. Lightweight fabrics such as chiffon and tulle outline curves and layers while lending comfort to the wearer. For those who are fond of patterns but don’t want too much colour, their F/W hand-painted skirt is must-have. Match this stunner with a simpler or more sub...

Global Electric Bus Market Outlook 2018-2027 by Technology, Vehicle Type, Bus Type, Operation, Component, Coach Length, Charging Infrastructure, Consumer, Applications, Company Profiling

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Electric Bus – Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Electric Bus market accounted for $36.12 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $225.65 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 22.6% during the forecast period. Supportive government initiatives and increasing sales of electric buses are some of the factors fuelling the market growth. However, the risk of the battery running out is restraining market growth. Electric buses can store the electricity onboard or can be encouraged consistently from an outer source. Transports putting away power are significantly battery electric transports, in which the electric engine acquires vitality from an on-board battery, despite the fact that instances of other stockpiling modes do exist, for example, the flywheel vitality stockpiling. In the subsequent case, power is provided by contact with outside power sources. Based on Component, Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery is a kind of battery-powered battery, explicitly a lithium-particle battery, utilizing LiFePO4 as the cathode material, and a graphitic carbon ter...

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Related tags: Asia Pacific, South america, China, India, packaging function sanitize_gpt_value2(gptValue) { var vOut=”"; var aTags = gptValue.split(‘,’); var reg = new RegExp(‘\W+’, “g”); for (var i=0; i < aTags.length; i++) { vOut += aTags[i].trim().replace(reg, '-').substring(0,40); if(i!=(aTags.length-1)) vOut +=', '; } vOut = vOut.toLowerCase(); return vOut; } $(document).ready(function() { dataLayerNews = {}; dataLayerNews.related_tags = sanitize_gpt_value2("Asia Pacific, South america, China, India, packaging"); dataLayer.push(dataLayerNews); }); Feed packaging is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6% from 2018 up to 2023, forecast Bhawna Sharma, research analyst, food, beverage, animal feed and agriculture, Markets and Markets. ​ Most of that growth will be seen in the pet food packaging sector, packaged livestock feed will be less of a driver, she said. However, in Asia-Pacific, in large markets such as China and India, demand for packaged livestock feed is set to increase, certainly in the short-term, said Sharma. Such markets have seen a hike in feed production and c...