The International Conference on Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS) is now at its 10th edition, since it started in Israel in 1995. This conference is the place where the opportunities coming from the advances in the scientific fundamentals of particle mechanics and technology can meet the industrial needs related to storage and handling of particulates, for all fields and possible scales, ranging from handling of bulky particulate materials to precision dosage of fine powders. The timely theme of this Conference edition is “New horizons for particle mechanics and solids handling in the smart manufacturing revolution”.
The scope of the Conference includes the science and technology for the production, transformation and handling of any particulate material such as, but not limited to, chemicals, minerals, ceramic, pharmaceuticals, foods and health products, conventional and biomass fuels, wastes, particles for 3d-printing and includes also the mechanics of particulates relevant to environment preservation and care.
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 behavior of bulk materials, powder testing, mixing and segregation, modelling, etc. It is also designed to foster business and collaboration opportunities around the world.
The conference will be held in Salerno, the city at the gate of the Amalfi Coast, renowned for its natural beauties and millennial history testified by monuments, local handicraft and cuisine. From Salerno in less than one-hour travel, it is possible to reach Naples, the archaeological sites of Pompei, Herculaneum and Paestum and the Cilento Coast, the cradle of the Mediterranean diet. The conference venue is the Grand Hotel Salerno, on the seaside with a gorgeous view, in the center of the city at walking distance from the train station and the historic district, where it is possible to enjoy the everyday representation of the “Italian Lifestyle”.
The conference is expected to bring together more than 200 particulate solids specialists and well-known scientists and engineers from all over the world.
We look forward to meeting you in Salerno!!!
Massimo Poletto and Diego Barletta