Study Programmes 2015-2016
Agitation and Mixture
Duration :
20h Th, 5h Pr, 5h Labo.
Number of credits :
Master in biomedical engineering (120 ECTS)3
Master in biomedical engineering (120 ECTS)3
Master in chemical and materials engineering (120 ECTS)3
Master in chemical and materials engineering (120 ECTS)3
Lecturer :
Dominique Toye
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
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
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
"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) :
Recommended or required readings :
Course notes are available
Assessment methods and criteria :
Examination in January
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Fall term
Contacts :