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CHNG3805: Particle Processing

This unit of study teaches principles of particle technology and solid separation process required for chemical and biomolecular engineering. It provides students with the tools and knowhow to tackle unit operation tasks related to chemical engineering. It also includes project based study components including a research project on fluidisation of solid particles, a dyer design project and a lab session on chromatograph. The integrated course structure helps students to develop a physical understanding of particle technology and solid separation process and gain the ability to solve problems of engineering significance.

Code CHNG3805
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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CHNG2801 and CHNG2802 and CHNG2803 and CHNG2804 and CHNG2805 and CHNG2806
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 2000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the fundamentals of particle technology, including particle characterisation and properties, particle processing (crystallisation granulation, mixing and size reduction, fluidisation ), storage and transport (hopper and conveying), separation (filtration, settling and cyclones) and drying, particle hazards
  • LO2. Develop representative models of real processes and draw conclusions from analysis solid-handling processes
  • LO3. Develop the capability to perform fundamental analysis of various processes based on energy and material balances
  • LO4. Appreciate advanced topics related to particle processing

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

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