15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit will provide students with a practically oriented module on the design, operation and troubleshooting of large scale industrial particulate pollution control equipment.Gas cleaning equipment is used to prevent emissions to the environment in almost every process producing or using particulate material. This includes most combustion processes. The design and operation of gas cleaning plant requires a thorough understanding of the principles underlying particle/fluid interactions with practical understanding of real plant operation. This course considers the main types of gas cleaning equipment; cyclones, scrubbers, filters and electrostatic precipitators and on the basis of the best available knowledge considers how best they may be specified, designed and operated.

Staff Contact: Prof R Allen
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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

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