During this chemistry course:
- An overview of different Crystallization and Fluid-Solid separation mechanism is offered;
- A divers series of Crystallization and Fluid-Solid separation types is treated;
- Optimalization of Crystallization and Fluid-Solid separation types is allocated;
- The newest developments on Crystallization and Fluid-Solid separation Design and Application will be dealt with.
Goals:
To develop a fundamental understanding of Crystallization and Fluid-Solid separation Engineering:
This goal will be achieved by solving Crystallization and Fluid-Solid separation engineering problems trough reasoning.
After the course:
- You understand the influence of a good Crystallization and Fluid-Solid separation design on the products and the separation;
- You know what the important factors are that influence the process;
- You have an over view of available types of separation processes;
- You can optimize existing processes.
Learning Objectives Crystallization
On completion of this course, you are able to:
- Describe how crystallization is a solid–liquid separation process
- Identify industries where crystallization is used
- Explain why crystal size and shape uniformity is important
- Identify the seven classes of crystals in terms of axes and angles
- Explain when equilibrium occurs during crystallization
- Interpret data from a solubility curve
- Calculate the yield from a crystallization process
- Describe how heat and energy can affect the crystallization process
- Describe different types of crystallizers used in industry
- Explain the differences between homogeneous and contact nucleation
- Calculate crystal growth rates and growth coefficients
- Interpret data from a particle size distribution
- Use the MSMPR model to calculate grow rate and nucleation rate
- Explain why particle size reduction is often required in industry
- Describe the different methods by which particle size reduction may occur
- Calculate the energy and power associated with particle size reduction
Learning Objectives Sedimentation
On completion of this course, you are able to:
- Explain why settling and sedimentation processes are different from filtration
- Provide examples of applications for settling, sedimentation, and centrifugal separation processes
- Explain the difference between free settling and hindered settling
- Identify and calculate the forces acting on a particle while it is in motion
- Calculate the particle Reynolds number
- Calculate the terminal velocity and drag coefficient for a single falling particle in different flow regimes
- Explain how wall effects could affect the settling properties of particles
- Show how differential settling can be used to separate and classify solids of different particle sizes
- Calculate the sedimentation settling velocity and explain why it’s different from the particle settling velocity
- Identify equipment used for settling, sedimentation, and centrifugeal separation operations
- Identify and calculate the forces acting on particles during a centrifugal separation process
- Show how centrifugal settling can be used to separate and classify solids of different particle sizes
- Derive the governing equations of centrifugal filtration systems
- Explain the concept of a cyclone and how centrifugal forces govern its operation
Learning Objectives Drying
On completion of this course, you are able to:
- Explain the overall process of drying and provide examples of industrial applications
- List different types of drying equipment and explain how they work
- Calculate the humidity (moisture content) of an air-water vapor using vapor-pressure data, a humidity chart, and the wet bulb temperature
- Explain the concept of equilibrium moisture content in different materials
- Explain the difference between falling and constant drying-rate periods
- Use drying-rate curves to determine the falling and constant rate periods, as well as to calculate the required drying time for a process
- Calculate the required heat-transfer coefficients during drying processes
- Use design equations to calculate the required drying time for various types of dryers
- Describe the process of freeze-drying and provide examples of applications
- Describe the process of sterilization and provide examples of biological applications
- Determine the thermal process time for sterilization using death-rate kinetics
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