KONA Powder and Particle Journal
International Journal on Powder and Particle Science and Technology published annually since 1983 by Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation

   KONA Powder and Particle Journal is a refereed scientific journal that publishes articles on powder and particle science and technology. This journal has been published annually since 1983 and is distributed free of charge to researchers, members of the scientific communities, universities and research libraries throughout the world, by Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation established by Mr. Masuo Hosokawa in 1991.
  The Chinese character “粉” in the cover is pronounced “KONA” in Japanese, and means “Powder”. The hand written “ ” is after the late Mr. Eiichi Hosokawa, founder of the Hosokawa Micron Corporation.
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996 registered articles
(updated on February 23, 2018)
Online ISSN : 2187-5537
Print ISSN : 0288-4534
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Volume 33 (2016) Pages 169-178
How Should the Discrete Element Method Be Applied in Industrial Systems?: A Review Read more
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Due to recent improvement in computer hardware, application of numerical technologies are paid attention in design of industrial powder processes. Although the discrete element method (DEM) is well known as a standard approach in the granular flow simulation, it has not been established from a viewpoint of the industrial application. In order to utilize the DEM in actual powder processes, several novel models were developed recently. State-of-the-art DEM simulation and its industrial applications are described in this paper.

Volume 33 (2016) Pages 179-202
Developments of Blocking Filtration Model in Membrane Filtration Read more
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In this review article, the authors delineate the state-of-the-art in studies on the modeling for accurately describing membrane pore blocking which is recognized as one of the major causes of “membrane fouling”, thereby leading to a dramatical flux decline or pressure rising with the progress of filtration. The paper gives an overview of more realistic models developed on the basis of the blocking filtration law which has been applied to classical particulate filtration over the years. The review may provide important insights into pore blocking phenomena governing the membrane fouling behaviors during membrane filtration of colloids.

Volume 32 (2015) Pages 102-114
Size-Selective Separation Techniques for Nanoparticles in Liquid Read more
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The size and size distribution of nanoparticles are important in various fields of nanotechnology. Since most wet synthesis procedures yield polydispersed particles, effective purification and separation techniques are required. This review classified the proposed separation techniques for nanoparticles from traditional separation science (filtration, chromatography, extraction) to nanoscale specific phenomena (field-flow fractionation, size selective precipitation).

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