BE Chemical Engineering Semester 4 (SE Second Year)University of Mumbai

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Solid Fluid Mechanical Operations Semester 4 (SE Second Year) BE Chemical Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Module 1 Introduction
  • Introduction:-Scope & Application of Solid Fluid Operation.
  • Particle Size Analysis:-Particle Size Measurement & distribution.
  • Sieve Analysis Screening Equipments, Capacity & Effectiveness.
200.00 Module 2 Introduction to Size Reduction Equipments
  • Introduction to Size Reduction Equipments
  • Their Selection & Power Requirement in Milling Operations.
300.00 Module 3 Storage and Conveying of Solids
301.00 Storage of Solids
  • Introduction to Storage Solids, Bins, Hoppers & Silos.
  • Jensen’s Equation
302.00 Conveying of Solids
  • Introduction to Conveying of Solids, Belt Conveyor, Bucket Conveyor, Pneumatic Conveyor & Elevators.
400.00 Module 4 Flow Through Packed Beds, Fluidization and Filtration
401.00 Flow Through Packed Beds
  • Characteristics of Packing, Ergen’s Equation, Flow of a single fluid through a packed bed, Problems of Channeling & Wetting.
402.00 Fluidization
  • Fluidization Characteristics, aggregative & particulate fluidization, Minimum Fluidization, Voidage & Minimum Fluidization Velocity, Voidage Correlation, Gas-Solid fluidization characteristics
403.00 Filtration
  • Flow through Filter Cakes & Medium Washing (Numerical), Const Rate & Pressure Filtration, Filter aids, Selection of filtration Equipment.
500.00 Module 5 Particle Mechanics, Sedimentation and Particle Separation
501.00 Particle Mechanics
  • Motion of Particles in fluids, Effect of particle shape, Stokes Law, Hindered Settling.
502.00 Sedimentation
  • Gravity Settling, Batch Sedimentation, Kynch Theory of Sedimentation.
  • Area & Depth of Thickener.
503.00 Particle Separation Based on Motion of Particles Through Fluids
  • Froth floatation & Elutriation.
600.00 Module 6 Solids and Paste
  • Mixing of Solids & Paste.
  • Gas-Solid Separation Equipment:- Fabric Filter, Cyclone Separator, Electrostatic precipitator
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