Course detail

Powder Technology

FCH-BCO_ZPMAcad. year: 2017/2018

Particle solids and Powder Technology fundamentals - Theory and Practice:
Particle systems characterization, basic parameters of particulates and the measurement of them. Grain sizing and morphology of particulates.
Conveying and handling of particulates. Comminution, grinding, milling, separation, homogenization, segregation, compaction, aglomeration, pelleting, size enlargement, drying and thermal proceses of particulates. Minerals and raw materials mining principles.
Surface properties of fine-particle materials, sorption, surface moisture. Suspension and dispersion formation. Surface treatment of particulates. Material handling, sampling and dosing. Bulk properties of particulates. Basis of bulk storage, hoppers and feeders design. Powder Technology project planning and the production control fundamentals. Dust nuisance. Particulates production and handling operating safety.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic knowledge of both Powder Technology theory and practice used in today´s technological processes.

Prerequisites

Chemical engineering I and II

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Barry A. Wills, Napie. M. : Min. Proc. Technology, Elsevier, London 2006. ISBN 13-978-0-750-64450-1. (EN)
M. J. Rhodes : Principles of Powder Technology, John Wiley and sons, LTD, 1990 (EN)
Hiroaki Masuda: Powder Technology Handbook, Third Edition, Taylor and Francis, New York, 2006, (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Examination in the oral form, knowledge in the given lectures extent is demanded.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Particle systems characterization, basic parameters of particulates and the measurement of them. Grain sizing and morphology of particulates.
Conveying and handling of particulates. Comminution, grinding, milling, separation, homogenization, segregation, compaction, aglomeration, size enlargement, drying and thermal processes of particulates. Minerals and raw materials mining principles.
Surface properties of fine-particle materials, sorption, surface moisture. Suspension and dispersion formation. Surface treatment of particulates. Material handling, sampling and dosing. Bulk properties of particulates. Basis of bulk storage, hoppers and feeders design. Powder Technology project planning and the production control fundamentals. Dust nuisance. Particulates production and handling operating safety.

Aims

To offer general knowledge of the today Powder Technology science possibilities used in practice.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures on the most problematical points of the Powder Technology processes in the chemical, silicate, food, pharmaceutical and other industries. Permanently inovated lectures demand attending of students. Recommended literature and the main thesis of the lectures on www pages of Faculty of Chemistry is insufficient for the successfull exam.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHM , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHM , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer