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Course module: 201800329
Scaling-up in Chemical Engineering
Course info
Course module201800329
Credits (ECTS)2.5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English
Contact D.W.F. Brilman
prof.dr. K.J. Boller
Contactperson for the course D.W.F. Brilman
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISYes
In this course participants learn about the implications and reasons for scaling-up (or down) and the inherent associated difficulties. You learn to derive suitable scale-up criteria by systematic analysis of the situation and deriving relevant dimensionless numbers. The dimensional analysis (or ‘Pi-theorem’-) technique is an explicit learning goal. As scale-up might involve resolving conflicting criteria when complete process similarity can not achieved, a good problem analysis and making ‘best guess’ decisions (working with uncertainty) is important and will be practiced by case studies and in the final assignment.
Introduction to scale-up (rationale, problems); Scale-up Problem Analysis (identification of relevant parameters); Dimensional Analysis for deriving dimensionless numbers for scale-up, Examples (analysis, deriving scale-up criteria, process similarity, pitfalls and successes), Case study (in class) and working on a new scale-up problem (in groups of 2 persons or individual)
Course structure: Lectures; individual written exam (pi-theorem), case studies (in class), group or individual assignment (small report + presentation)
Participating study
Master Chemical Engineering
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