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Characterization Techniques for Ceramists, Dinger, D.R., (2005) D.R.Dinger Publishing, Clemson, SC.  Available in paperback and downloadable copies.  Click HERE to read more about the Characterization Techniques book.

Rheology for Ceramists, Dinger, D.R., (2002) D.R.Dinger Publishing, Clemson, SC.  Available in paperback and downloadable copies.  Click HERE to read more about the Rheology book.

Particle Calculations for Ceramists, Dinger, D.R.,  (2001) D.R.Dinger Publishing, Clemson, SC.  Available in paperback and downloadable copies.  Click HERE to read more about the Particle Calculations book.

Links to Ceramic Processing E-zine back issues (Click the issue you want to see):

 

Volume 6, Number 1, 1 November 2007
     1 - Non-Spherical Particles, Rheology, & Packing
Volume 6, Number 2, 1 December 2007
     1 - Mixing
Volume 6, Number 3, 1 January 2008
     1 - Three Major Phenomena Required for Excellent Mixing:  1 -- Shear
Volume 6, Number 4, 1 February 2008
     1 - Three Major Phenomena Required for Excellent Mixing:  2 -- Impacts
Volume 6, Number 5, 1 March 2008
     1 - Three Major Phenomena Required for Excellent Mixing:  3 -- Shear Stresses
Volume 6, Number 6, 1 April 2008
     1 - Two Distinguishing Features of Suspensions:  Settling and Abrasion
Volume 6, Number 7, 1 May 2008
     1 - Raw Materials' Effects on Ceramic Processing:  Part I -- Slip and Pressure Casting Suspensions
Volume 6, Number 8, 1 June 2008
     1 - Raw Materials' Effects on Ceramic Processing:  Part II -- Casting Process & Product Properties
Volume 6, Number 9, 1 July 2008
     1 - Raw Materials' Effects on Ceramic Processing:  Part III -- Ions and Solid Impurities in the Raw Materials & in the Interparticle Fluid
Volume 6, Number 10, 1 August 2008
     1 - Chemical Additives:  When, Where, Why, & How They Are Added
   

Volume 5, Number 1, 1 November 2006
      1 - Chemical Details and Documentation Considerations
Volume 5, Number 2, 1 December 2006
     1 - Can You Connect the Dots?
Volume 5, Number 3, 1 January 2007
     1 - When You Find An Explanation, Is It the Most Fundamental Explanation?
Volume 5, Number 4, 1 February 2007
     1 - A Well-Controlled Particle Size Distribution -- WHY?
Volume 5, Number 5, 1 March 2007
     1 - A Well-Controlled Solids Content -- WHY?
Volume 5, Number 6, 1 April 2007
     1 - Altering Suspension PSDs to Achieve Desired Process Properties
Volume 5, Number 7, 1 May 2007
     1 - A Well-Controlled Inter-Particle Spacing -- WHY?
Volume 5, Number 8, 1 June 2007
     1 - Predictive Process Control (PPC)
Volume 5, Number 9, 1 July 2007
     1 - Traditional vs PPC Batch Formulations
Volume 5, Number 10, 1 August 2007
     1 - Practical Questions Required Prior to PPC Implementation
Volume 5, Number 11, 1 September 2007
     1 - PPC & ISO Standards
Volume 5, Number 12, 1 October 2007
     1 - A Subjective Review of Particle Packing Research During the 20th Century

 

Volume 4, Number 1, 1 November 2005
      1 - Electrostatic Forces
Volume 4, Number 2, 1 December 2005
     1 - Brief Comments Regarding Discrete vs. Continuous Modes of Packing
Volume 4, Number 3, 1 January 2006
     1 - The Perils of Viscosity Measurements -- Part I
Volume 4, Number 4, 1 February 2006
     1 - The Perils of Viscosity Measurements -- Part II
Volume 4, Number 5, 1 March 2006
     1 - Delaminators/Deagglomerators
Volume 4, Number 6, 1 April 2006
     1 - Brief Comments Regarding Limitations of Dense Packing Calculations
Volume 4, Number 7, 1 May 2006
     1 - Purposes of Ingredient Materials in Whitewares
Volume 4, Number 8, 1 June 2006
     1 - The Effects of Sodium and Silicate Ions on Whiteware Suspensions
Volume 4, Number 9, 1 July 2006
     1 - Measuring IsoElectric Points Without A Zeta Potential Analyzer
Volume 4, Number 10, 1 August 2006
     1 - Two Major Processing Problems -- One Caused by Chemistry (Syneresis) and One Caused by Particle Physics (Dilatancy)     Part I:  Syneresis
Volume 4, Number 11, 1 September 2006
     1 - Two Major Processing Problems -- One Caused by Chemistry (Syneresis) and One Caused by Particle Physics (Dilatancy)     Part II:  Dilatancy
Volume 4, Number 12, 1 October 2006
     1 - Dilatancy:  Fact or Fiction
 

Volume 3, Number 1, 1 November 2004
      1 - Grinding Gages
Volume 3, Number 2, 1 December 2004
      1 - Foreword from Characterization Techniques for Ceramists
     2 - Particle Size Analysis Using Sedimentation Techniques

Volume 3, Number 3, 1 January 2005
     1 - Particle Size Analysis Using Sieving Techniques
Volume 3, Number 4, 1 February 2005
     1 - A Particle Size Analysis Sample Preparation Question

Volume 3, Number 5, 1 March 2005
     1 - Particle Size Analysis Using Laser Scattering Techniques
Volume 3, Number 6, 1 April 2005
     1 -
Particle Size Analysis Using Photon Correlation Techniques
Volume 3, Number 7, 1 May 2005
     1 - Particle Size Analysis Using Electrical Resistance Techniques
     2 - Particle Size Analysis Using Microscopy Techniques

Volume 3, Number 8, 1 June 2005
     1 - Perfectly Stirred versus Plug Flow Reactors

Volume 3, Number 9, 1 July 2005
     1 - Extrusion Defects Related to Pugging Operations
Volume 3, Number 10, 1 August 2005
     1 - Gelation in Suspensions -- A Review
Volume 3, Number 11, 1 September 2005
     1 - Van der Waals Forces
Volume 3, Number 12, 1 October 2005
     1 - The Hydrophobic Effect
 

Volume 2, Number 1, 1 November 2003
      1 - Physical Causes of Dilatancy and Dilatant Blockages
Volume 2, Number 2, 1 December 2003
      1 - The Use of Fibers in Ceramic Slurries
Volume 2, Number 3, 1 January 2004
      1 - Three Modes of Milling
Volume 2, Number 4, 1 February 2004
      1 - Some PSD Fundamentals
Volume 2, Number 5, 1 March 2004
      1 - Raw Materials Consistency -- Who's Responsible?
Volume 2, Number 6, 1 April 2004
      1 - Particle Size Distribution Analysis Using Normal and Log-Normal Distributions
Volume 2, Number 7, 1 May 2004
      1 - Impurities Resulting from Forming Methods and Plant Procedures
Volume 2, Number 8, 1 June 2004
      1 - Laboratory Tests for Day-to-Day Characterization
Volume 2, Number 9, 1 July 2004
      1 - Using DRD Add-In Functions to Adjust Fired Shrinkages and
             Water Absorptions of Extruded Products

Volume 2, Number 10, 1 August 2004
      1 - Mixing Using An Extruder
Volume 2, Number 11, 1 September 2004
      1 - Mixing Using a Ball Mill
Volume 2, Number 12, 1 October 2004
      1 - Using a Holding Tank as a Blunger
  

Volume 1, Number 1, 1 November 2002
      1 - Dilatancy
Volume 1, Number 2, 1 December 2002
      1 - Optimization Routines Using SolverŽ in ExcelŽ
     2 - Particle Packing Effects on Rheology

Volume 1, Number 3, 1 January 2003
      1 - Rationale for High Intensity Dispersion
     2 - Particle Shape Effects in Ceramic Processing

Volume 1, Number 4, 1 February 2003
      1 - How to Test the Packing Capacity of Suspended Powders
     2 - How Do the PSDs of Feldspars and Sintering Aids Affect Firing Behaviors?

Volume 1, Number 5, 1 March 2003
      1 - Why Do The Properties of Bodies Containing Recycled Scrap Materials
            Always Differ from Those of The Virgin Bodies?
     2 - Clay Packing Densities

Volume 1, Number 6, 1 April 2003
      1 - Pitting in Glazes
     2 - Log-Log PSD Plots and Similarity of Packing
Volume 1, Number 7, 1 May 2003
      1 - A 20-Minute Gelation Test
Volume 1, Number 8, 1 June 2003
     1 - Correlations Between Process Properties and Particle Size
             Distribution Parameters

    2 - A Viscometer Program to Measure Dilatancy
Volume 1, Number 9, 1 July 2003
      1 - Particle Packing and Pore Size Distributions
Volume 1, Number 10, 1 August 2003
      1 - Immobilize the Colloids
Volume 1, Number 11, 1 September 2003
      1 - "If I Could Buy Only One Viscometer, Which Do You Recommend?"
Volume 1, Number 12, 1 October 2003
      1 - Using Irreversible Dilatometry to Design a Firing Curve

Some of Dennis' recent publications are listed for your information:

Books: Funk, J.E., and Dinger, D.R., Predictive Process Control of Crowded Particulate Suspensions Applied to Ceramic Manufacturing, (1994), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.

Papers: Dinger, D.R., "One-Dimensional Packing of Spheres, Part I," Ceramic Bulletin, 79[2]71-76 (Feb, 2000).

Dinger, D.R., "One-Dimensional Packing of Spheres, Part II," Ceramic Bulletin, 79[4]83-91 (Apr, 2000).

Dinger, D.R., and Funk, J.E., "Particle Packing Phenomena and Its Application in Materials Processing", Materials Research Bulletin, 22[12]19-23 (Dec, 1997).

López-Begué, L.A., Dinger, D.R., and Funk, J.E., "PSD Affects Rheology of Triaxial Porcelains," Ceramic Bulletin, 76[9]83-87 (1997).

Funk, J.E., Dinger, D.R., and Montoya, J.A., "Achieving Constant Body Performance by Improving the Raw Material Batch," Ceramic Industry, 147[7]16-18 (July, 1997).

Funk, J.E., Dinger, D.R., and Montoya, J.A., "High Intensity Dispersion Improves Performance," Ceramic Industry - 1996-1997 Data Book and Buyers Guide, 147[8]136-139 (July, 1997).

Dinger, D.R., and Funk, J.E., "Slip Control Using Particle Size Analysis and Specific Surface Area," Ceramic Forum International, 74[6]283-287 (1997).

Dinger, D.R., and Funk, J.E., "The Rationale and Implementation of Predictive Process Control," Ceramic Industry, 46[8]128-121 (15 July 1996).

Funk, J.E., and Dinger, D.R., "Chapter 2 - The Methylene Blue Index for Whiteware Body Control," Science of Whitewares, edited by V.E. Henkes, G.Y. Onoda, and W.M. Carty, The American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH, pp 21-31 (1996).

Dinger, D.R., "Chapter 8 - Influences of Particle Size Distributions on Whitewares Properties and Processing," Science of Whitewares, edited by V.E. Henkes, G.Y. Onoda, and W.M. Carty, The American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH, pp 105-115 (1996).

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