PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES

Second cycle degree in CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ANDREA CLAUDIO SANTOMASO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites
Examination methods: I. Written exam: it includes numerical exercises and theoretical questions.
II. Laboratory report: the evaluation of the report contributes to the final examination mark.
Course unit contents: I. CHARACTERIZATION: Materials of food and pharmaceutical industry: granular materials and powders. Properties and characterization of solid materials. Distributed properties. Solid-solid and solid-fluid interactions (flowability and wettability). Static analysis of stresses in solids, kinematics and dynamic analysis
II. PLANT DESIGN: design of silos and hoppers; flow function and flow factors; Mixing and segregation of solids; industrial mixers. Sampling. Wet granulation: agglomeration mechanisms; industrial granulators. Comminution: physical principles of size reduction and choice of milling devices; Crystallization: principles and design criteria. Mechanical separation operations; design of industrial screening.