The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course teaches you the fundamentals of particle processing technology and characterisation, including measurement of particle characteristics, particle packing, segregation and sampling, storage and transporting of particles. You will also be exposed to some more advanced topics in particle engineering such as colloidal suspension stability and rheology. You will also learn the unit operations associated with resources engineering which include comminution and grinding, flocculation, agglomeration and granulation and particle separations.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CHEE2940. Students who have successfully completed CHEE2940 are not eligible to enrol in CHEE2945.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of particle technology

2. Demonstrate an awareness of unit operations involving particulate processing

3. Apply the fundamental particle processing concepts and unit operations to a range of industrially important processes in the fields of mineral processing, ceramics, paints, food processing, and pharmaceuticals

4. Apply mathematics and science basic principles in the solution of problems associated with mineral processing, ceramics, paints, food processing and pharmaceuticals

5. Apply a proficient use of mathematics and science skills in solving chemical engineering problems associated with particulate and resources processes

6. Demonstrate an understanding of unit operations and processes relating to the utilisation of resources

7. Show familiarity with advanced particle processing topics


Content

Topics to be covered in this course include:Part A

  • Particle Processing Fundamentals
  • Particle characterisation, including particle size, shape and surface charge.
  • Particle packing, segregation and sampling.
  • Colloidal suspension stability, including surfactant adsorption.
  • Emulsion formation and stability.

Part B

  • Resources Engineering
  • Comminution and grinding.
  • Particle transport and storage.
  • Particle separation.
  • Flocculation and agglomeration.

Requisite

This course has similarities to CHEE2940. If you have successfully completed CHEE2940, you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

CHEE2945Particle and Resources EngineeringThis course teaches you the fundamentals of particle processing technology and characterisation, including measurement of particle characteristics, particle packing, segregation and sampling, storage and transporting of particles. You will also be exposed to some more advanced topics in particle engineering such as colloidal suspension stability and rheology. You will also learn the unit operations associated with resources engineering which include comminution and grinding, flocculation, agglomeration and granulation and particle separations.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1020005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019CHEE1000 and ENGG1500.Topics to be covered in this course include:Part A Particle Processing Fundamentals Particle characterisation, including particle size, shape and surface charge. Particle packing, segregation and sampling. Colloidal suspension stability, including surfactant adsorption. Emulsion formation and stability.Part B Resources Engineering Comminution and grinding. Particle transport and storage. Particle separation. Flocculation and agglomeration. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of particle technology2Demonstrate an awareness of unit operations involving particulate processing3Apply the fundamental particle processing concepts and unit operations to a range of industrially important processes in the fields of mineral processing, ceramics, paints, food processing, and pharmaceuticals4Apply mathematics and science basic principles in the solution of problems associated with mineral processing, ceramics, paints, food processing and pharmaceuticals5Apply a proficient use of mathematics and science skills in solving chemical engineering problems associated with particulate and resources processes6Demonstrate an understanding of unit operations and processes relating to the utilisation of resources7Show familiarity with advanced particle processing topicsThis course replaces the following course(s): CHEE2940. Students who have successfully completed CHEE2940 are not eligible to enrol in CHEE2945. This course has similarities to CHEE2940. If you have successfully completed CHEE2940, you cannot enrol in this course.Written Assignment: Assignment #1Written Assignment: Assignment #2Written Assignment: Assignment #3Written Assignment: Assignment #4Quiz: Mid-Semester QuizFormal Examination: Final Exam CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0LectorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment #1

Written Assignment: Assignment #2

Written Assignment: Assignment #3

Written Assignment: Assignment #4

Quiz: Mid-Semester Quiz

Formal Examination: Final Exam


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term