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Unit Operations 1 Semester 3 (SE Second Year) BE Biotechnology University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Intoduction
  • Classification of fluids
  • Rheological behavior of fluids & Newton’s Law of viscosity.
  • Effect of temperature & pressure on viscosity of fluids.
200.00 Fluid Statics
  • Pascal's law
  • Hydrostatic equilibrium
  • Barometric equation and pressure measurement (problems)
300.00 Fluid Dynamics
  • Continuity Equation
  • Equation of motion
  • Euler's equation of motion
  • Bernoulli’s equation(problems)
  • Bernoulli's equation for compressible fluids (isothermal and adiabatic process)
  • concept of Reynold's number
  • Laminar flow in pipes
  • Turbulent flow in pipes
  • velocity and shear stress distribution across pipe
  • Boundary layer formation and seperation of boundary layer.
400.00 Flow of Incompressible Fluids
  • Relationship between skin friction and wall shear
  • Fanning friction fractor
  • friction factor law for smooth pipes
  • Form friction
  • effect of roughness
  • energy relationships
  • pipe fittings
  • major and minor losses in pipe flow.
500.00 Flow Measurements
  • Venturimeter, Orificemeter, Pitot tube, Rotameter.
600.00 Pumping
  • Reciprocating pumps, Rotary pumps, centrifugal pumps (Characteristics,NPSH,Cavitation) and blowers.
700.00 Particle Size Distribution
  • Importance of particle size in reactions
  • particle size, shape and mass distributions,measurement and analysis
  • concept of average diameter.
800.00 Screening
  • Screening equipment, capacity and effectiveness of screen
  • effect of mesh size on capacity of screen.
  • Particle size analysis:- mean diameter, derived diameter.
  • Sieving -cumulative method and differential method.
900.00 Transportation and Storage of Solids
  • Studies performance and operation of different conveyor systems like Belt, Screw, Apron, Flight, pneumatic conveyor and elevators;
  • Storage of solids and discharge pattern from storage bin.
1000.00 Size Reduction
  • Factors affecting size reduction, comminution laws : Kick’s law, Rittinger’s law and Bond’s law and their limitations.
  • Crushing efficiency & power consumption
1100.00 Size Reduction Equipments
  • Grinder - Construction and operation of Hammer mill, Ball mill
  • Ultrafine grinder - Fluid energy mill
  • Cutting machines: knife cutters,
1200.00 Separation Based on Particle Mechanics Through Liquids
  • Free settling and Hinderd settling
  • Stoke’s law & Newton’s law regimes of settling.
  • Clarifiers and thickeners, flocculation, batch sedimentation (Kynch theory), rate of sedimentation
1300.00 Filtration
  • Theory and principle of solid liquid filtration, cake filters
  • Discontinuous pressure filter:- principle and working of filter press.
1400.00 Mixing and Agitation
  • Principles of agitation
  • agitation equipment
  • Solid solid mixing equipment
  • Mixing effectiveness and Mixing index. Flow patterns in Agitated vessels,Impellers,Types of impellers,power consumption of Impellers.
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