Welcome to APT2012 Website

Particle Technology has emerged as a separate discipline in its own right; a body of knowledge which has its own unique paradigm of describing, modelling and controlling phenomena involving a wide variety of discrete entities and their interaction with the medium. Knowledge and expertise in particle technology is extremely important for several industries such as mineral processing and metal extraction, powder metallurgy, cement, drugs and pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, chemicals, detergents and paints and pigments. Considering the importance of this field to our industry, a number of experts in particle science and technology worldwide, in particular from Japan and other Asian countries took the initiative of starting the Asian Particle Technology (APT) Series of symposia. The first APT symposium was held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2000, followed by APT 2003 in Penang, Malaysia, APT 2007 in Beijing, China and APT 2009 in New Delhi, India. We cordially invite you to participate in APT 2012 to be organized for the first time in Singapore.

 Major topic in APT2012, includes

Production of particles (crystallization, atomization, mechanical activation, synthesis in aerosol flame, sol-gel and microemulsion reactors) Particle coating and surface modification
Comminution (crushing, grinding, high energy milling, attrition and erosion) Packing and consolidation of particles in dry/wet conditions
Agglomeration (granulation, pelletization, briquetting, tableting, sintering) Recycling and reclamation (electronic waste, tailings management, eco-cements)
Bulk powder handling (storage, dust collection and transportation) Design of equipment handling powders, emulsions and aerosols
Mixing, granular flow and fluidization Modelling and simulation (CFD, DEM, population balances, molecular modelling, Monte Carlo)
Roasting, combustion and smelting reduction Process optimization and advanced control (measurement, automation and soft-sensors)
Solid-solid and solid-liquid separation (gravity, electrostatic, magnetic and flotation separation, filtration, drying, membrane separation, thickening) Process Analytical Technologies (PAT), in-process particle characterization techniques
Colloidal processing (dispersion, flocculation and rheology of suspensions)  

Opening of the on-line Abstract Submission System 1 July 2011
Deadline for receipt of one-page abstract 7 February 2012
Notification for abstract acceptance with instructions for manuscript preparation  3 March 2012
Deadline for receipt of camera-ready manuscript in final version for the proceedings and author registration  25 April 2012
Commencement of the conference 2 July 2012
  Administrative Instructions: Hotel, Venue, Transport & Social Programs
  First Announcement
  Template to prepare extended abstract

The early bird registration deadline is over. Please register under the normal rates from now on.

For the unregistered papers, authors must register and pay their registration fees before or by 15 May 2012 in order for their abstracts to be included in the final conference programme.

Papers without registration and payment by 15 May 2012 will be removed from the final conference programme.


  Collaborating Organizations