To provide understanding of the fundamentals of particle technology with the emphasis on applications and practical problems in chemical and process industries.
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.
Practical exercises relating to the topics covered in theory.