15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module aims to cover various topics in particle technology including; Micromeritics, Particle motion, Particle microstructure and Deformation mechanism. The unit will also introduce the engineering concepts of various particle processing systems such as powder flow, mixing, granulation, fluidised bed drying and tableting. This introduction will include a demonstration of a pilot scale pharmaceutical plant. The unit will additionally introduce the concept of material science, microstructure and particle design as it pertains to the food industry and its products.

Staff Contact: SALMAN AGBA D
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Chemical and Biological Engineering):

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