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Study programmes 2013-2014Last update : 16/04/2014
CHIM0668-1  Stirring and mixing

Duration :  15h Th, 15h Pr
Number of credits :  
Master in Biomedical Engineering, in-depth approach, 2nd year3
Master in Chemical Engineering and Materrial Sciences, in-depth approach, 2nd year3
Lecturer :  Dominique Toye
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
Presentation of mixing mechanisms and of their corresponding spatio-temporal scales.
Modelling of mixing in a vessel using macro-mising and micro-mixing theories (systemic models). Influence on (bio)reactor performances.
Description of mixing operations and of stiring techniques. Definition of global parameters (dissipated power, pumping number, ...) and of local parameters (fluid circulation, shear rate, flow regime, ...) relative to mechanically stirred systems. Presentation of experimental measuring techniques.
Presentation of a scale-up methodology from laboratory scale to industrial scale.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Modelling of hydrodynamics in real vessels by macro- and micro-mixing theory.
Methodology of design and scale-up of stirring devices
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
"Génie chimique - Opérations Physiques Unitaires" (CHIM0083-2) "Génie chimique - Etude des Réacteurs" (CHIM0023-2)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Numerical applications and experimental workshops.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Face-to-face
Recommended or required readings :  
Course notes are available
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Examination in January
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Fall term
Contacts :  
Dominique.Toye@ulg.ac.be


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