151-0902-00L  Micro- and Nanoparticle Technology

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersS. E. Pratsinis, K. Wegner, M. Eggersdorfer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0902-00 VMicro- and Nanoparticle Technology2 hrs
Tue10:15-12:00CLA E 4 »
S. E. Pratsinis, M. Eggersdorfer, K. Wegner
151-0902-00 UMicro- and Nanoparticle Technology2 hrs
Wed15:15-17:00CLA E 4 »
K. Wegner, M. Eggersdorfer, S. E. Pratsinis

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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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersK. Wegner, M. Eggersdorfer, S. E. Pratsinis
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination30 min. oral test,
2-pages research proposal,
15 min. presentation,
10 pages written report.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Mechanical Engineering BachelorMicrosystems and Nanoscale EngineeringWInformation
Micro- and Nanosystems MasterMaterial, Surfaces and PropertiesWInformation
Process Engineering MasterCore CoursesWInformation