First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Engineering
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
Course unit
PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
INP5071885, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
IN0530, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA CLAUDIO SANTOMASO ING-IND/25

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/25 Chemical Plants 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites
Target skills and knowledge: I. Knowledge of physical and/or chemico-physical principles that characterize the behaviour of the materials processed as granular materials and powders.
II. Knowledge the criteria for design, scale-up and the choice of some of the equipment used in the food and pharmaceutical industry involving granular solids.
III. Ability to communicate through written technical reports.
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.
Assessment criteria: I. The student is evaluated on its ability to solve simple design problems and its understanding of the topics and methodologies proposed at lesson.
II. The ability to write a technical report (on lab activities) is evaluated as well.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: I. Lectures.
II. Numerical exercises.
III. Attendance to practical laboratories.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes; material distributed via the intranet.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Holdich, R., Fundamentals of Particle Technology. --: Midland Information Technology and Publishing, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Rhodes, M.J., Introduction to particle technology. --: Wiley, 1998. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Barbosa-Canovas G., E. Ortega-Rivas,P. Juliano , H. Yan, Food Powders: Physical Properties, Processing, and Functionality. New York: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, 2005.
  • Earle, R. L., Unit operations in food processing (2nd ed.). --: Pergamon Commonwealth and International Library, 1983. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Guarise, G.B., Lezioni di Impianti Chimici: Concentrazione eper evaporazione, Cristallizzazione.. Padova: CLEUP, 2006.