Mechanical Unit Operations

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Mechanical Unit Operations

Chemical engineering consists of several unit operations and unit processes. Before the reaction step, the raw materials should be processed through various unit operations, and similarly after the reaction step as well the products are passed through various unit operations either for product separation or for purity. Thus unit operations are a very essential part of chemical engineering; and hence, basic knowledge about the principles and equipment of solid-solid unit operations and solid-liquid unit operations is mandatory for any professional chemical engineer.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, and Food Engineering.

What Will You Learn?

  • Week 1: Introduction of Particulate Sizes and Shapes
  • Week 2: Screening
  • Week 3: Size Reduction
  • Week 4: Storage and Conveying of Bulk Solids
  • Week 5: Size Enlargement
  • Week 6: Flow past Bluff Bodies
  • Week 7: Flow-Through Packed and Fluidized Beds
  • Week 8: Filtration
  • Week 9: Cross Flow Filtration and Membrane Separations
  • Week 10: Gravity Sedimentation Processes
  • Week 11: Centrifugal Separations
  • Week 12: Floatation

Course Content

Mechanical Unit Operations

  • Mechanical Unit Operations [Introduction Video]
    00:00
  • Lec 01 : Introduction of Particulate Solids
    00:00
  • Lec 02 : Particle Size
    00:00
  • Lec 03 : Particle Shape and Density
    00:00
  • Lec 04 : Screening
    00:00
  • Lec 05 : Size Analysis by Screening
    00:00
  • Lec 06 : Screening Equipment, Effectiveness and Capacity
    00:00
  • Lec 07: Methods of Size Reduction
    00:00
  • Lec 08: Equipment for Size Reduction – Crushers
    00:00
  • Lec 09: Equipment for Size Reduction – Gridners
    00:00
  • Lec 10: Equipment for Size Reduction – Ultrafine Grinders and Cutting Machines
    00:00
  • Lec 11: Storage of Bulk Solids
    00:00
  • Lec 12: Solids Flow Out and their Flow Patterns
    00:00
  • Lec 13: Conveying of Bulk Solids
    00:00
  • Lec 14: Size Enlargement Methods
    00:00
  • Lec 15: Size Enlargement Equipment – 1
    00:00
  • Lec 16: Size Enlargement Equipment – 2
    00:00
  • Lec 17: Flow past Immersed Solid Objects
    00:00
  • Draft Lesson
    00:00
  • Lec 18: Motion of Particles through Fluids
    00:00
  • Lec 19: Motion of Particles through Fluids-2
    00:00
  • Lec 20: Motion of Particles through Fluids-3
    00:00
  • Lec 21: Flow through Beds of Solids – 1
    00:00
  • Lec 22: Flow through Beds of Solids – 2
    00:00
  • Lec 23: Flow through Fluidized Beds – 1
    00:00
  • Lec 24: Flow through Fluidized Beds – 2
    00:00
  • Lec 25: Filtration
    00:00
  • Lec 26: Principles of Cake Filtration
    00:00
  • Lec 27: Principles of Cake Filtration-2
    00:00
  • Lec 28: Filtration Equipment
    00:00
  • Lec 29: Cross Flow Filtration
    00:00
  • Lec 30: Cross Flow Filtration-2
    00:00
  • Lec 31: Gravity Sedimentation- Classifiers
    00:00
  • Lec 32: Gravity Sedimentation – Design of Thickeners
    00:00
  • Lec 33: Gravity Sedimentation – Design of Thickeners – 2
    00:00
  • Lec 34: Centrifugal Separations
    00:00
  • Lec 35: Centrifugal Separations – 2
    00:00
  • Lec 36: Floatation
    00:00
  • Lec 37: Floatation – 2
    00:00

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