Teaching particle and powder technology in chemical engineering at University College Cork

Fitzpatrick, J. J. and Zumaeta, N. and Byrne, E. P. (2006) Teaching particle and powder technology in chemical engineering at University College Cork. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

Particle and powder technology education in many chemical engineering degree programmes worldwide is not afforded the same attention as processes and technologies incorporating liquids and gases. Consequently, many graduating students may be less well equipped to solve problems and effectively contribute to process industries which deal mainly with particulates and powders. In Ireland, the pharmaceutical industry and the food industry are two of the major process industries contributing to over half of all exports in value terms. Both these industries produce, process and handle a lot of particles and powders. A new degree programme in Process & Chemical Engineering at University College Cork has recognised the importance of this technology to the process industries and has tried to incorporate a strong particle and powder technology component into its curriculum. This paper outlines the material taught and the structure in which it is taught. It also describes some visualisation techniques adopted to improve the teaching and learning of this material.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Conference code: 74097; Export Date: 23 February 2015; Correspondence Address: Fitzpatrick, J. J.; Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, University College, Cork, Ireland; References: Rhodes, M., Mathers, B., Zakhari, A., (2002) CD: Laboratory demonstrations in particle technology, , Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; Learning; Powder technology; Teaching; Visualisation; Chemical engineering; Crystals; Curricula; Drug products plants; Industry; International trade; Powders; Springs (components); Technology; Visualization; Food industries; In processes; Ireland; Pharmaceutical industries; Powder technologies; Process industries; Teaching and learnings
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 20:54
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 20:54
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2263

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