Dispersion Technology, Inc. was established
in 1996 by Philip Goetz, its Chairman and Dr. Andrei Dukhin, its
President (see biography article:
Scientific instrumentation for
heterogeneous system characterization is a major business area.
DTI has developed and is currently marketing a family of
instruments based on ultrasound for characterizing
rheology, solid content,
concentrated dispersions such as CMP slurries, nano-dispersions,
ceramic slurries, battery slurries, cements, pharmaceutical
emulsions, etc, and in porous bodies.
These instruments are protected with 7 USA
patents. Our participation in ISO lead to issuing a Standard on
Acoustic particle sizing and second Standard on zeta potential
measurement is pending. We have 2 editions of a scientific book
published in the leading publishing house for science literature
– Elsevier. We have published several reviews and dozens of
scientific papers. Our customers have published 37 scientific
papers representing results obtained with our instruments.
We have more than 350 instruments installed
in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Canada, Netherlands,
UK, South Korea, Singapore, Brazil, China, Thailand, Malaysia,
India, Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Austria, Swiss, Italy, Spain,
France, Check Rep., England, Mexico, Columbia, Kuwait,
Australia, South Africa.
DTI currently has market representatives
with dedicated agencies in Japan, Taiwan-China, SE Asia, Europe,
There is no financial debt. Company was
profitable from the very first year.
Dispersion Technology manufactures
instrumentation in collaboration with several very specialized
subassemblies used in the instrument are fabricated by these
suppliers allowing us to utilize the latest manufacturing
technologies including six layer printed circuit boards, surface
mounted parts, robot assembly, automatic test, numerically
controlled machines, etc. without the huge investment in
machinery and resultant high overhead which would normally be
experienced. As a
result we can easily ramp up production to meet demand. This new
approach becomes available because of modern communications.
Email eliminates need in paper drawings and speeds up all design
and troubleshooting. We only do final assembly and test at our
facilities, which then makes it possible for us to concentrate
our efforts on developing
new applications, writing software, and marketing.
DT occupies about 3,000 square feet of
office and laboratory space in Bedford Hills, NY. We are located
within walking distance of the Bedford Hills Train station, a
convenient one hour from New York City by train. A Holiday Inn
is located within walking distance to accommodate overnight
guests and several good restaurants and coffee shops are within
a short walk.
Our physical chemistry laboratory is used
for customer demonstrations as well as applications work related
to marketing these acoustic instruments.
Our physical-chemical laboratory contains everything for
characterizing colloidal systems including hoods, glassware,
heaters, stirrers, balances, pH meters, high power sonicators,
centrifuge, high temperature oven, microscopes, viscometers,
reometers, pyncnometers, microelectrophoresis instruments, etc.
We have a small prototype shop useful for
experimenting with new designs, including such items as drill
presses, bandsaw, grinder, as well as the normal complement of
Our Assembly area is used to prepare
computers for shipment, load and test software, do final
assembly and calibration of the complete instrument, and perform
reliability testing prior to shipment. Virtually all of the
equipment to test an instrument is built into the instrument
itself along with the required automatic test software.
Nevertheless, we do have a complement of standard
electronics test equipment including such items as
oscilloscopes, waveform generators, digital voltmeters, etc.
Dr. Andrei Dukhin
President of Dispersion Technology Inc.
364 Adams Street
Bedford Hills, NY 10507, USA
phone: 914 241 4777
fax: 914 241 4842