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Courses » Mechanical Operations

Mechanical Operations

ABOUT THE COURSE

Around 75% of chemical manufacturing processes involve small solid particles at some point. Proper design and handling of these fine particles often makes the difference between success and failure of the product. Many products such as catalysts, pigments, fertilizers, cements, ceramics and pharmaceuticals are currently manufactured in particulate forms. Mechanical Operations deal with Science and Technology of particulate matter, which is a multidisciplinary field including Materials Science, Environmental, Biomedical, Aerospace, Agricultural, Chemistry, Microbiology and Cell Science, Pharmacy and Medicine. The primary objective of this course is to
•    identify the important physical mechanisms occurring in processes involving particles
•    discuss unit operation and its role in Chemical industries, characteristics of particulate solids, Principles of size reduction, particle dynamics and separation of particles
•    formulate and solve mathematical descriptions of such processes


INTENDED AUDIENCE
Undergraduate students. However, this course will also be helpful for anyone of any professional level, preferably holding a college degree or with substantial industrial experience, working in the production, handling, processing, modification or characterization of particular solids (powders and bulk solids).

INDUSTRY SUPPORT - LIST OF COMPANIES/INDUSTRY THAT WILL RECOGNIZE/VALUE THIS ONLINE COURSE
Any chemical industry which deals with particulate matter

COURSE INSTRUCTOR



MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE COURSE 

Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc16_ch07
Course duration : 04 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 05 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
Dates of exams : 16 October 2016 & 23 October 2016
Time of exam : 2pm - 5pm
Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Exam registration url - Will be announced shortly
Exam Fee: The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee of approximately Rs 1000 (non-Programming) needs to be paid.


CERTIFICATE

E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.
It will be e-verifiable at 
nptel.ac.in/noc.
COURSE LAYOUT
 
Week 1
  • Introduction
  • Characterization of a single particle
  • Characterization of collection of particles

Week 2
  • Fine grain size distribution
  • Effectiveness of screen
  • Industrial screening equipment
  • Size reduction

Week 3
  • Laws of comminution
  • Examples of laws of comminution
  • Size reduction equipment

Week 4   
  • Particle dynamics
  • Particle dynamics – Examples
  • Classification and Jigging

  SUGGESTED READING

  1.  Backhurst, J. R. and Harker J. H.,”Coulson and Richardson Chemical Engineering”, Vol. II”,5th Ed., 2002, Butterworth-Heinemann.
  2.  Brown G.G. and Associates, "Unit Operations", 1995, CBS Publishers.
  3.  McCabe W.L., Smith J.C and Harriott P., “Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering”, 7th Ed., 2005, McGraw Hill.
  4.  Geankoplis C.J., Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, 4th Ed., 2003, Prentice Hall.
  5.  Narayanan C.M. and Bhattacharya B.C., “Mechanical Operation for Chemical Engineers –Incorporating Computer Aided Analysis”, 1992, Khanna Publishers.