Adhesion of granules
Adhesion refers to the tendency of particles or materials to stick together or to surfaces. In the context of bulk materials, such as granules, adhesion refers to the tendency of individual grains or particles to stick to each other.
Adhesion can be influenced by several factors, including:
- The chemical properties of the material, including its surface tension and polarity
- The physical properties of the material, including its texture and shape
- Environmental conditions, such as humidity, temperature, and pressure
In the context of sampling bulk materials, the adhesion of granules can have a significant impact on the accuracy and effectiveness of the sampling process. If the granules have strong adhesion, it can be challenging to obtain a representative sample as the grains or particles tend to clump together rather than being evenly distributed. Moreover, adhesion can cause the material to stick to the sampling equipment, making the sampling process difficult and potentially leading to contamination.
Therefore, it is essential to use appropriate methods and devices when sampling adhesive bulk materials to ensure that the samples are representative and that the adhesion of the granules is appropriately taken into account.