CHPR4405 Particle Mechanics and Solids Handling
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Topics include particle size reduction and separation; sampling and particle size analysis; screening and classification via hydrocylcone; particle drag, sedimentation, gravity thickening and thickener sizing; froth flotation, flow-through packed bed and filtration; fluidisation; colloid behaviour and properties, DLVO interaction theory, rheometry, slurry rheology and its relationship with surface chemistry, bridging flocculation and surface forces; pipeline transport of non-Newtonian fluids; powder flow and stability
- Students are able to (1) work effectively in teams; (2) write clear and concise technical reports; (3) perform a laboratory experiment to discover knowledge on flow behaviour of suspensions; (4) distinguish between particle sizing and classification; (5) apply surface chemistry technique to optimise suspension processing; (6) apply surface chemistry to control surface force between particles; (7) explain and use the equations governing leaching kinetics, filtration, suspension thickening, fluidisation and pipeline transportation; (8) apply surface chemistry to froth floation; and (9) quantify the number of countercurrent stages required to achieve a given degree of washing of solids.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratories and tutorial assignments; (2) tests; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Yee-Kwong Leong
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation
Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics
CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics)
(ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances
CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals)
- for pre-2012 courses: ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer
CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer
- Advisable prior study:
- for MPE Chemical Engineering specialisation: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances (co-requisite: ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer); for MPE Mechanical Engineering specialisation: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics (co-requisite: ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer)
- CHPR3434 Particle Technology
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.