TopParticle Size Analysis (MR Chapter 1)
Populations of particles & Particle size measurements.
Single Particles in a Fluid (MR Chapter 2)
Motion of solid particles in a fluid. Particles falling under gravity through a fluid. Non-spherical particles.
Multiple Particle Systems (MR Chapter 3)
Settling of a suspension of particles. Batch settling. Continous settling.
Colloids and Fine Particles (MR Chapter 5)
Brownian Motion. Surface forces. van der Waals forces. Electrical double layer forces.
Flow through a Packed Bed of Particles (MR Chapter 6)
Pressure drop-flow relationships. Filtration. Incompressible cake.
Particle Based Drug Delivery Systems (References)
Fundamentals. Drug delivery devices.
Novel Pharmaceutical Particles. (References)
Novel Fabrication Methods. Characterization.
Dynamics of Particulate Systems. (References)
Taylor Vortex flow. Granular materials under shear, gravity and vibration. Tomography measurements and CFD modeling tools
Fluidization. (MR Chapter 7)
Minimum fluidization velocity. Classification of powders. Bubbling fluidization.
Pneumatic Conveying and Standpipe (MR Chapter 8)
Dilute phase and dense phase transport. Choking velocity in vertical transport. Saltation velocity in horizontal transport. Bend.
Separation of particles from a Gas (MR Chapter 9)
Gas cyclones. Flow characteristics. Efficiency of separation.
Storage and flow of powders (MR Chapter 10)
Hopper Design. Mass flow and core flow. Critical condition for flow. Shear cell test.
Mixing and segregation (MR Chapter 11)
Type of mixture. Mechanism of segregation. Equipment for pariculate mixing.
Particle size reduction (MR Chapter 12)
Particle fracture mechanisms. Energy requirements. Prediction of particle size distribution. Comminution equipment.