Kansas State University's Bulk Solids Innovation Center (BSIC) is the only university-based facility and staff in North America dedicated to research and improvement of industry's handling of bulk solid materials.
We focus on three areas, all dedicated to interaction with industry:
- Education short courses for industry personnel on topics such as storage and gravity flow, pneumatic conveying, mixing, safe handling, preventing dust explosions, etc.
- Material testing services, to evaluate material properties relative to storage, flow, conveying, segregation, mixing, fluidization, air filtration, etc.
- Research and consultancy projects - - companies don’t want to shut down their own process when troubleshooting material or process issues, doing trial runs, or figuring out how to scale up from the lab or pilot plant. Therefore we provide the facility and equipment and help them figure it out.