Particles can be found as granular materials in our kitchen (coffee/starch/sugar), in chemical and pharmaceutical industry (tablets/medicine/powders) in nature (sand/soil), or as solids with microstructure (ceramics/composites/metal-alloys). They are everywhere in nature and constitute over 75% of all raw material feedstock to industry – providing many challenges for innovation and fundamental science. The discrete, particulate nature of these materials leads to usually unwanted and sometimes fatal phenomena. Particle technology is the branch of science and engineering that deals with the production, handling, modification, and use of a various particulate materials (wet or dry) in sizes ranging from nanometers to centimeters; its scope and applications span a range of industries including chemical, mechanical, petrochemical, agricultural, food, pharmaceuticals, mineral processing, advanced materials, energy, and the environment. The purpose of this course is to give a broad overview of most fields and applications of particle technology. Due to the broad range of particle technology, only few issues can be discussed in depth and addressed by exercises. During the course, reference will be made to various more specialized courses that are given in the near future. Participants can be PhD students in the fields of fluid-mechanics and –physics, process technology, chemical and mechanical engineering as well as geo-sciences, informatics or mathematics. However, also other researchers who want to gain a broader overview and industrial researchers and technicians will find this course interesting. Recommended reading: M. Rhodes, Introduction to Particle Technology, Wiley & Sons.
Coordinator: Stefan Luding (UT)
Lecturers: Stefan Luding, Ruud van Ommen, Vanessa Magnanimo (UT)
For more information, contact:
Stefan Luding | 053 489 4212 | firstname.lastname@example.org