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Bachelor's Degree in Tecnologia Química

Separation Processes II

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 15239/2016 - 19/12/2016

5.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

- Paula Alexandra Geraldes Portugal

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The student should be able to calculate the basic design parameters for equipment used in milling/grinding/emulsification and particle/fluid droplet separations and to interpret the fluid flow hydrodynamics through particle beds.

Grinding / Crushing and Emulsification:
- Types of Mills
- Grinding energy
- Area/volume relation and shape factor
Study of the particle motion behaviour within fluids - drag coefficient and Stokes law.
Equipment design for:
-Gravitational classification;
-Fixed and fluidized particle beds;

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment is carried out through
a written test and involves the answer to theoretical questions and practical questions about equipment design. The students that obtain a mark equal to or higher than 10/20 in the test will be exempted from taking the exam and pass the course.

Students eligible for the exam will pass if they reach a mimimum mark of 10/20.

- Perry, J. (2019). Chemical Engineer's Handbook. USA: McGraw-Hill Book Company
- Wilson, I. (2000). Encyclopedia of Separation Science. London: Academic Press
- McCabe, W. e Smith, J. e Harriott, P. (2005). Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering. Singapore: McGraw-Hill Book Company

Teaching Method
Mechanical description of equipment using image projection. Theoretical-practical concepts and problem-solving. Problems have a strong practical component based on laboratory and/or industrial data.

Software used in class




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