Introduction 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.
Introduction to design methods of mechanical processes, scale-up laws and optimal use of materials and energy
Characterisation 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.
Mechanical Process Engineering I
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