The Technical Group of Measurement and Control started activities in June 1974 with the group name of “Weighing& Control Subcommittee”. The present name has been used since June 1983. From the beginning, the group has focused on technology trends of powder instrumentation and measurement. The group plans and implements factory tours and seminars. Also, the group is engaged in examination and standardization of standard powders.
Current level of technology, trend and activities in future
Powder measurement technology continues to progress ceaselessly, and they can be classified into the following three items.
・Technology that has been developed from prior art
・Technology that has been applied from other fields
・Technology that has been developed completely new
It is the root of our activities to follow these technology trends. Especially, a laboratory level “batch” technology is progressing now, but in the future our interest will be focused on deployment to measurement techniques applicable to the production site.
In addition, the important factor affecting whether these techniques will be fixed or not, is reliability of data. In order to clarify the reliability, we think it is important to continue the activities in cooperation with Standard Powder Committees and various Standards Committee.
In the field of nanoparticles, regulations for risk management is being established and is progressing in the world. However, there are many problems concerning such as powder type and nature, interpretation and definition of particle size, relations with various measurement methods, and dispersion and aggregation. It is difficult to resolve these problems by using a single technique. Our group will focus on these technical trends related to nanoparticles. It will be increasingly necessary to continue survey and investigation of these problems.
Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
|Vice Coordinator||Okayama University,
The Graduate School of Natural Sci. Technol.,
Div. Applied Chemistry
|Representative Organizer||SHIMADZU CORPORATION||WASHIO/Kazuhiro|
|Vice Representative Organizer||SEISHIN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.||AGAWA/Naoki|
|MALVERN INSTRUMENTS A DIVISION OF SPECTRIS CO,LTD||IKEDA/Hideyuki|
|NISSHIN SEIFUN GROUP Inc.||WATANABE/Shu|
|OTSUKA ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD.||INAYAMA/Ryosuke|