KONA Powder and Particle Journal
KONA Powder and Particle Journal is a peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary and Diamond open-access journal that publishes articles on powder and particle science and technology.

   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 calligraphy of it is after the late Mr. Eiichi Hosokawa, founder of the Hosokawa Micron Corporation.
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(updated on June 29, 2022)
Online ISSN : 2187-5537
Print ISSN : 0288-4534
ISSN-L : 0288-4534
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Volume 37 (2020) Pages 224-232
Synthesis of Precision Gold Nanoparticles Using Turkevich Method Read more
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High-precision AuNPs can provide more focused optical absorption, better-targeted drug delivery, higher yield and efficiency in chemical reactions, and more reliable performance. However, the precision control of the nanoparticles has presented a major challenge. This work investigated and discussed the major process parameters of AuNPs synthesis using the Turkevich method. The authors provided detailed characterization and explanations to the correlations between the processing parameters and the nanoparticle properties. The additional knowledge would facilitate larger-scale synthesis of precision gold nanoparticles, encourage broader applications and provide insight into the synthesis and study of other engineered nanomaterials.

Volume 38 (2021) Pages 42-63
Inertial Impaction Technique for the Classification of Particulate Matters and Nanoparticles: A Review Read more
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The inertial impaction technique is applied extensively for particulate matter classification and understanding the characteristics of inertial impactors is important for designing a good classifier. This article reviewed and synthesized the knowledge of the design and improvement of inertial impactors for long-term use without frequent maintenance needs. The applications of the inertial impactors for personal exposure measurement, particulate matter control and potential power classification at very high concentrations with the cutoff diameter down to submicron even nanometer sizes were addressed.

Volume 38 (2021) Pages 189-208
Scaling-up the Calcium-Looping Process for CO2 Capture and Energy Storage Read more
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Increasing renewable energy storage and boosting CO2 capture systems are considered two key routes within the near-future energy scenario. The calcium looping (CaL) process, based on limestone as (cheap) raw material, is a flexible technology that can operate under both routes simply by modifying its operation conditions, namely, reactor gas composition, temperature, pressure, and particle size. As a post-combustion CO2 capture system, the CaL process (TRL7) could capture CO2 on a large scale with an energy consumption lower than 3MJ/kg CO2. As a thermochemical energy storage system (TRL 5), thermal-to-electric efficiencies above 45% could be reached in fully dispatchable renewable plants.

Volume 39 (2022) Pages 3-28
Progress in Multidimensional Particle Characterization Read more
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The current trend in nano- and microparticle technology towards ever increasing complexity requires methods for the multidimensional characterization of the underlying particle property space in terms size, shape, structure, surface and composition. In this review the mathematical description and handling of multidimensional property distributions is outlined. In particular, the authors present and discuss state-of-the-art measurement techniques which are able to extract multidimensional information.

Volume 37 (2020) Pages 132-144
Recent Progress on Mesh-free Particle Methods for Simulations of Multi-phase Flows: A Review Read more
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The role of modeling and simulation becomes more important in the era of digital transformation. As designated in Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0, a smart factory will appear, where cyber and physical spaces will be highly integrated. A physics simulation-based digital twin is one of the promising technologies. This paper presents the latest numerical models for powder systems, which will contribute to the realization of the digital twin in the future.

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