Sotiris E. Pratsinis: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Sotiris E. Pratsinis
Dep. Maschinenbau und Verf.technik
ETH Zürich, ML F 13.1
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 31 80
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

151-0902-00LMicro- and Nanoparticle Technology6 credits2V + 2US. E. Pratsinis, K. Wegner, M. Eggersdorfer
AbstractIntroduction to fundamentals of micro- and nanoparticle synthesis and processing. Characterization of suspensions, sampling and measuring techniques; basics of gas-solid and liquid-solid systems; fragmentation, coagulation, growth, separation, fluidization, filtration, mixing, transport, coatings. Particle processing in manufacture of catalysts, sensors, nanocomposites and chemical commodities.
ObjectiveIntroduction to design methods of mechanical processes, scale-up laws and optimal use of materials and energy
ContentCharacterisation of particle suspensions and corresponding measuring techniques; basic laws of gas / solids resp. Liquid / solids systems; unit operations of mechanical processing:
desintegration, agglomeration, screening, air classifying, sedimentation, filtration, particle separation from gas streams, mixing, pneumatic conveying. Synthesis of unit operations to process systems in chemical industry, cement industry etc.
Lecture notesMechanical Process Engineering I
151-0910-00LPractica in Particle Technology1 credit1PS. E. Pratsinis
AbstractPractical training stressing the fundamentals in processing and highlighting experiments focusing on particle engineering science and applications. Students attend and give written reports on these experiments and answer questions on them. Familiarize the students with particle equipment and processes.
ObjectiveThe goal of the class is to provide hands-on experiences in particle science and engineering. Emphasis is placed on laboratory safety, systematic experimentation, deep understanding of the underlying concepts, validation and comparison with existing data from the literature.
ContentThe class is made by 3-4 experiments (filtration, sieving, droplet evaporation in fluid flow, CFD design or flame reactor) that are selected depending on equipment availability. Students have to prepare and execute such experiments and complete a detailed written report on which they would be examined on safe running of laboratories and for critical evaluation of their data along with the corresponding literature as it becomes available.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite Courses: Micro- and Nanoparticle Technology (151-0902-00), Mass Transfer (151-0917-00) and Introduction to Nanoscale Engineering (151-0619-00) or permission by the instructor.
151-0931-00LSeminar on Particle Technology0 credits3SS. E. Pratsinis
AbstractThe latest advances in particle technology are highlighted focusing on aerosol fundamentals in connection to materials processing and nanoscale engineering. Students attend and give research presentations for the research they plan to do and at the end of the semester they defend their results and answer questions from research scientists. Familiarize the students with the latest in this field.
ObjectiveThe goal of the seminar is to introduce and discuss newest developments in particle science and engineering. Emphasis is placed on the oral presentation of research results, validation and comparison with existing
data from the literature. Students learn how to organize and deliver effectively a scientific presentation and how to articulate and debate scientific results.
ContentThe seminar addresses synthesis, characterization, handling and modeling of particulate systems (aerosols, suspensions etc.) for applications in ceramics, catalysis, reinforcements, pigments, composites etc. on the examples of newest research developments. It comprises particle - particle interactions, particle - fluid interactions and the response of the particulate system to the specific application.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen: Particle Technology (30-902) or Particulate Processes (151-0903-00)
151-0958-00LPractica in Process Engineering II2 credits2PS. E. Pratsinis, M. Mazzotti
AbstractPractical training at pilot facilities for fundamental processing steps, typical laboratory and pilot facility experiments.
ObjectivePractical training at pilot facilities for fundamental processing steps, typical laboratory and pilot facility experiments.