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CHNG3805: Particle Processing (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CHNG3805: Particle Processing (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Wei, Li
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: CHNG2801 AND CHNG2802 AND CHNG2803 AND CHNG2804 AND CHNG2805 AND CHNG2806.
Brief Handbook Description: This Unit covers many aspects related to particle and particle systems in chemical engineering. It will cover the topics in particle characterisation, size reduction, preparation/size enlargement of particles, followed by particle mechanics in fluids. this knowledge is used as the basis for the understanding and designing of unit operations associated with particles and suspensions, which include particle classification, mixing, comminution, agglomeration, crystallisation-separation, solid-fluid separation by filtration, centrifugation/hydrocyclone, sedimentation/thickening, as well as particle convey, storage and discharge.

The combination and variety of topics in this unit aim to provide the students with an appreciation of particle processing fundamentals and techniques, which are vital for numerous industrial applications, such as mining, water treatment, food and pharmaceutics.
Assumed Knowledge: Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units in second year have been successfully completed.
Lecturer/s: Wei, Li
Timetable: CHNG3805 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 2 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 13
3 Laboratory 1.00 1 1
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Students will work on sample problems, to enhance their understanding. Lecturer and tutor will be available to assist during the session.

Laboratory: Students will conduct experiments related to topics in small groups. One session only.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3)
1. Develop representative models of real processes and draw conclusion from analysis solid-handling processes.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3)
2. Understand the fundamentals of particle technology, including particle characterisation and properties, particle processing (granulation, fluidisation), particle formation (mixing and size reduction), storage and transport (conveying), separation (filtration, settling and cyclones) and drying, particle hazards.
3. Understand the mechanisms of separation processes related to solid/liquid and solid/gas separations, including membrane separations, adsorption, chromatography, and ion exchange
4. Design solid-handling equipment, such as dryer, settling basin, thickener, and hopper.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Weekly Assignment No 30.00 Multiple Weeks (As specified by your unit coordinator) 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 Lab report No 5.00 Multiple Weeks (As specified by your unit coordinator) 1, 2,
3 Short Quizzes. No 5.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3,
4 Final Exam No 60.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4,
Assessment Description: * indicates an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special considerations.

Weekly assignment, submit individually

*Group lab report, submit individually

In-class quiz: submit individually

Final Exam: Final examination
Assessment Feedback: During this course, you will receive both written and oral feedback for different assessment tasks.
Students are welcomed to have a discussion with lecturer/tutors on their assessment.
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Special Conditions to Pass UoS There may be moderation and/or scaling of the raw marks in each assessment component when combining them to get the final mark in this unit of study.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.

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Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Chemical & Biomolecular (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Health) 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/ Project Management 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3) No 25%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3) No 75%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.