Foundation of Prod Formulation & Design (CHNG5805)

UNIT OF STUDY

Many products emerge from their processing not as a continuous stream, but as discrete entities. There are many examples of discrete systems in chemical engineering, such as particulate systems (eg powders, solid particles in fluids), as well as polymeric and biological systems (eg emulsions and cells, respectively). Indeed, on a larger scale, a batch processing system itself can be thought of as a series of discrete but connected entities. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts in discrete systems necessary for a chemical engineer to be able to formulate and design discrete products which have desired properties. In essence it is a course on product formulation and design. This module will provide students with a working knowledge of the types of discrete systems available, the ways in which particulate systems can be characterized and their applications in industry. These aspects will form the foundation for an introduction of the modelling techniques used for discrete systems, such as population balances and batch scheduling. In addition to the above fundamentals, there will be considerable time spent during the semester on advanced topics related to the formulation and design of a variety of products, as well as the associated recent technological developments.

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Classes

2 hours of lectures and 1 hours of tutorials per week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (55%), Final Exam (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems. Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability t

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems. Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability t

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CHNG3805

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