Bulk and Particulate Materials Handling and Processing Faculty of Engineering & Science

Improving the efficiency of materials handling

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is internationally recognised for its expertise in fields that involve particulate materials, helping industry to deliver improved process efficiencies and higher performance materials. Industry sectors we work with include power generation, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, plastics, paper, minerals and cosmetics. We provide leading edge research, engineering consultancy and specialist education and training to industry collaborators all over the world, including many of the world's largest and best known manufacturing companies as well as many small specialist technology start-ups.


Topics covered by this research theme include (but are not limited to):

  • Conveying, storage, discharge and feeding
  • Sensors
  • Two phase flow modelling and design
  • Wear and abrasion
  • Quality issues - segregation, caking and degradation
  • Pipelines

Members of staff