CHoPS 2018

  • Greenwich Campus - Conference venue

  • LeedsCastle - conference dinner venue

  • Queen Mary Undercroft - exhibition area

The International Conference on Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS) is the 9th in a series, since it started in Tel-Aviv in 1994. The previous eight conferences gave us excellent opportunities to get acquainted with each other and to share advanced information on solids handling. The Conference theme is “Fusion of science and industry: from particle contacts to bulk behaviour”. It will focus on the emerging opportunities and challenges in solids handling technology, and the application of both these and established knowledge, in the process industries and the equipment manufacturing sector.

The scope will range from pharmaceuticals to mining and minerals, including food, chemicals, power generation, waste, environment and all other sectors that process powders and bulk solids. If you deal with particulates – you have to be at CHoPS, no other conference in the area is as large, as international, and as wide ranging in both industry and academic participation.

This is a unique forum to promote the exchange of technical and scientific information in the academic and industrial sectors in the fields of solids flow, mechanical behaviour of bulk materials, powder testing, segregation and mixing, modelling etc. It is also designed to foster business and collaboration opportunities around the world.

The conference is at the World Heritage Site of Greenwich Maritime, near the heart of London. It is expected that there will be over a hundred presentations, plenary and keynote lectures, a combined space for networking, exhibition and poster display, a programme of industry visits and a busy social programme. Come early, bring your family and enjoy “The World’s Greatest City” as well as the world’s biggest and best solids handling conference.

CHoPS is organised by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology and supported by SHAPA, IChemE, MHEA and many other associations. The last CHoPS Conference in 2015 brought together more than 200 particulate solids specialists and well-known scientists and engineers from all over the world – with an international attendance of 80 percent.

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Plenary Speakers

CHoPS 2018 Local Organising Committee:

Mike Bradley | The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich | Conference Chair

Caroline Chapman | The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich

Pablo Garcia Trinanes | The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich

Ian Birkinshaw | Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA), Andy Clow | KP Snacks,

Beverley Ford | Rotaval Ltd, Peter Guttridge | Guttridge Ltd, Simon Livings | Nestle, Nigel Mainwaring | Russell Finex,

Michele Marigo | Johnson Matthey, Eddie McGee | Ajax Equipment, Don McGlinchey | University of Glasgow,

Marc Ottolini | International Innovative Technologies Ltd, Barry Ridley | Brookfield Engineering, Kelly Rose | Solids and Bulk Magazine,

Csaba Sinka | University of Leicester, David Smith | DJS Process Consulting, Peter Ullman | Process Industry Informer,

Stephen Ward-Smith | Malvern Instruments, Peter Webster | Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA)