Jack G. Saad, part of the Scientific Services group specialized in particle sizing, recently presented at the 2013 American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) Conference in Tucson, AZ. The presentation, entitled “the particle size paradox,” was given before an audience of food scientists in the beverage industry.
Based on literature and conversations with attendees, particle sizing applications of interest include:
- Use of Electrical Sensing Zone (Elzone) for yeast counting, particulate counting, and cleaning validation.
- Use of Dynamic Image Analysis (Particle Insight) for shape and size analysis of diatomaceous earth used in filtering.
- Using Dynamic Light Scattering (NanoPlus AT) for nanobubble formation studies for controlling gushing of carbon dioxide in the presence of hydrophobins.
- Using Static Light Scattering (Saturn) for general particle sizing applications in food science, like flour.