A Review on Screw Conveyors for Bulk Materials in Various Applications


  • Pornchai Chongchitpaisan Department of Materials Handling and Logistics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Supattarachai Sudsawat Department of Materials Handling and Logistics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok


Screw conveyor, Bulk materials, Handling, U-shape screw conveyor, enclosed screw conveyor


Screw conveyors are widely operated for handling bulk materials in many industries. This literature review will illustrate the recent research works which relate with mineral, agriculture, biomass, and chemical sections. The mechanism of the screw conveyor seems like simple but the physics of particle handling in many fields have some different behaviors that need to be understood clearly. Hence, this comprehensive review has been revealed the theoretical flow rate formulas for the U-shape screw and enclosed the screw conveyors. Moreover, this paper gathers recent literature reviews of various applications for illustrating various results of each section that can use to be a guide for future research works.


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P. . Chongchitpaisan and S. . Sudsawat, “A Review on Screw Conveyors for Bulk Materials in Various Applications”, Ladkrabang Engr J, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 1–12, Jun. 2022.



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