INTRODUCTION Given the wide range of particle sizing technologies and instrumentation on the market, the choice of measurement technique can be daunting, especially if one is unfamiliar with the options available. Once introduced and familiar with an individual
ABSTRACT Image analysis is one method by which particle size may be measured. In many cases, it is considered the “gold standard” of particle size measurement and is often used to verify the results of other techniques. Sample
ABSTRACT The first installment of this two-part discussion concluded by stating a single linear measurement (i.e., circular equivalent diameter) may not be adequate to describe a typical non-spherical particle with some degree of surface roughness. There are various
ABSTRACT Fine particles are often characterized by their particle size and distribution as determined by various analytical instruments. Particle shape may be just as important as particle size. Particle shape, however, is often ignored or disregarded. Image analysis
ABSTRACT Specific surface area is a fundamental measurement in the field of fine particle characterization. Specific surface area measurements have numerous pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality applications. Compliance professionals should have a general understanding of the principles, procedures, and
ABSTRACT The US Food and Drug Administration often requests the measurement of zeta potential; however, there is virtually no guidance offered in any of the regulatory pharmacopoeias. Guidelines are available in other standards, and there exists a wealth
KEY POINTS The following key points are discussed: While particle size analysis can provide great insight in the pharmaceutical industry, it can be nearly meaningless if obtained improperly. A particle size distribution can be found for both colloidal
KEY POINTS The following key points are discussed: Knowledge and understanding of particle size data are vital to practitioners in the pharmaceutical, mining, environmental, paints and coatings, and other industries. The vocabulary of particle size is unique and
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