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CE20093: Particle technology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To give students an introduction to the behaviour of particulate systems within a broad range of applications.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
* characterise particles by size, shape, and size distribution;
* calculate drag forces using standard correlations and determine particle trajectories;
* calculate terminal and equilibrium velocities for single particles and design and evaluate classifiers, elutriators and centrifuges;
* calculate sedimentation velocities for suspensions;
* calculate pressure drop in packed beds, describe the basic fluidisation phenomena;
* describe techniques for the storage and conveyance of particles and associated hazards;
* calculate filter performance for constant pressure and rate operation;
* describe the behaviour of fine particles and the electrical and surface effects that cause this behaviour.

Analysis, synthesis and design and creativity.


* Formation and characterisation of dispersed phases;
* Crushing and grinding;
* Fluid mechanics applied to deformable and non-deformable dispersed phases;
* Settler thickener design: precipitation and coalescence;
* Centrifugation: disk; decanter; solid bowl types;
* Packed and fluidised beds;
* Filtration;
* Pneumatic and hydraulic conveying and other methods of transport for solids and slurries;
* Colloids and emulsions;
* Agglomeration and flocculation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE20093 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.