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Unit of study_

CHNG9305: 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 CHNG9305
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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CHNG3805 OR CHNG5805
Assumed knowledge:
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CHNG9201 and CHNG9202 and CHNG9204. Mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics.

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; develop the capability to perform fundamental analysis of various processes based on energy and material balances
  • LO3. Appreciate advanced topics related to particle processing