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MEng Chemical Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Science of Formulation
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Thermodynamic properties of fluid-fluid and fluid-solid interfaces; adsorption at interfaces, capillarity, Laplace equation, Ostwald ripening, contact angles, interfacial instabilities.
Surfactant and polymer solution thermodynamics, molecular structure and phase diagrams/mesophases.
Mechanical and transport properties of interfaces and mesophases.
Behaviour of complex systems involving interfaces and adsorbed surfactant layers: emulsions and microemulsions.
Mechanism of crystallization, kinetics and process design of crystallization
Applications to industrial processes
Introduce the science underlying colloidal and interfacial phenomena Show how interfaces in heterogeneous mixtures are of importance in the understanding of structure, stability and transfer processes
ILO 1. Gain an overview over important consumer products that are based on colloidal systems or interfacial interactions such as in the food, pharma industry.
ILO 2. Compare the molecular, thermodynamic and mechanical properties of interfaces and colloidal systems.
ILO 3. Identify the relevant interfacial properties in the context of a complex industrial formulated products and their process
ILO 4. Evaluate the relevance of available lab-based experimental techniques in the context of a practical industrial problem
ILO 5. Utilize physical intuition to predict multiphase system behaviour
ILO 6. Summarize theoretical concepts and apply them to solve industrial problems related to colloidal systems and crystallization processes.
ILO 7. Acquire the judgment and decision-making skill based on limited interfacial experimental data
ILO 8. Explain concepts about interface and colloid science to a chemical engineering audience
|Written assignment (inc essay)||30%|
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|Paola Carbone||Unit coordinator|
|Aurora Cruz Cabeza||Unit coordinator|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.