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Course, academic year 2017/2018
  
Chemical Engineering III - S409021
Czech title: Chemical Engineering III
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Actual: from 2013
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / 28 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type:  
Guarantor: Štěpánek František prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Annotation
Last update: Štěpánek František prof. Ing. Ph.D. (19.11.2012)

The course covers the fundamentals of unit operations involving particulate solids (characterisation, agglomeration, comminution, dissolution, powder flow, fluid-solid separation), as well as rate-based separation processes, namely adsorption and crystallization. The concept of population balances is introduced.
Aim of the course
Last update: Štěpánek František prof. Ing. Ph.D. (01.10.2013)

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Perform basic design and analytical calculations related to the covered unit operations
  • Make rational selection of process alternatives and quantify the influence of material properties and process parameters on the process performance
  • Formulate and apply population balances to describe chemical engineering phenomena with a distribution of properties
Literature
Last update: Štěpánek František prof. Ing. Ph.D. (04.06.2015)

Z: J.F. Rchardson et al., Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering Vol. 2, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002

Z: J.R. Couper et al., Chemical Process Equipment Selection and Design, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010

Z: R. Holdich, Fundamentals of Particle Technology (available on-line at http://particles.org.uk/particle_technology_book/index.htm)

Learning resources
Last update: Štěpánek František prof. Ing. Ph.D. (19.11.2012)

http://www.vscht.cz/uchi/ped/mgr01.html

Syllabus
Last update: Štěpánek František prof. Ing. Ph.D. (19.11.2012)

1. Granular matter, particle and particle systems characterization, size distribution measurement

2. Crystallisation I: phase equilibria, nucleation and growth kinetics, crystalliser types and operation

3. Crystallisation II: population balance of a MSMPR and a batch crystalliser

4. Dissolution, shrinking core and disintegration mechanisms

5. Powder statics and dynamics, force balance in a granular system, powder storage and transport

6. Homogenisation and blending of powders

7. Dispergation of powders in liquids

8. Classification and separation of particles, cyclone, hindered settling

9. Particle breakage, population balance of a mill circuit with recycle

10. Agglomeration, wet granulation, Stokes number analysis, population balance

11. Adsorption I: phase equilibria, mass balance, shock wave propagation

12. Adsorption II: non isothermal adsorption, enthalpy balance, adsorbent bed regeneration, PSA

13. Particle formation by spray drying

14. Industrial case study

Registration requirements
Last update: Štěpánek František prof. Ing. Ph.D. (30.09.2013)

Chemical Engineering I and II (or A and B)

Class methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 2 56
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
5 / 5 140 / 140
Evaluation of a student
Form Balance
Ústní zkouška 50

 
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