15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will give an introduction to particulate products. An overview of particle and powder characterisation will be given, and particle property distributions and how these change over time will be covered. Particle design (production of new particles with specific attributes) and production methods will be included (e.g. crystallisation and precipitation; granulation; jet break up and spray drying; aerosol processes; chemical vapour deposition; suspension polymerisation; and grinding). Accreditation will be sought from the IChemE and the Energy Institute.

Staff Contact: SMITH RACHEL
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

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