Sotiris E. Pratsinis: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Sotiris E. Pratsinis
FieldVerfahrenstechnik
Address
Dep. Maschinenbau und Verf.technik
ETH Zürich, ML F 13.1
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 31 80
E-mailsotiris.pratsinis@ptl.mavt.ethz.ch
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
151-0902-00LMicro- and Nanoparticle Technology6 credits2V + 2US. E. Pratsinis, M. Eggersdorfer, A. Güntner, G. Kelesidis, K. Wegner
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
151-0931-00LSeminar 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)