PARTICULATE TECHNOLOGY

Semester IIComments Off on PARTICULATE TECHNOLOGY

Credit hours: 4(3-1)

Prerequisites: N/A

Objectives of the Course:

To provide understanding of the fundamentals of particle technology with the emphasis on applications and practical problems in chemical and process industries.

Course Outline:

Characterization of particle and particulate systems (Size Analysis); Processing (Granulation, Fluidization); Particle Formation (Granulation, Size Reduction); Storage and Transport (Hopper Design, Pneumatic Conveying, Standpipes, Slurry Flow); Separation (Filtration, Settling, Cyclones); Mixing and agitation; Safety (Fire and Explosion Hazards, Health Hazards); Engineering the Properties of Particulate Systems (Colloids, Respirable Drugs, Slurry Rheology).

Energy calculations for ball mill, Jaw crusher, Hammer mill, Pebble mill, Sieve analysis. Mixing, filtration. agglomeration.

Lab Outline:

Practical exercises relating to the topics covered in theory.

Text and references:

  1. McCabe Warren  L,  Smith  Julian  C,  Harriott  ,  “Unit  Operations,  6th

Edition, 2001, McGraw-Hill Inc.

  1. Coulson J. M, Richardson J. F., “Chemical Engineering”, 1999, Pergamon

Press.

  1. Introduction to Particle Technology, 2nd Edition; Martin Rhodes, ISBN: 978-0-470-01428-8, 472 pages, March 2008.
  2. Fundamentals of particle technology, Richard G. Holdich – 2002
  3. Particle Technology, Hans Rumpf – 1990.

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