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The course is held through classroom lectures and is aimed at studying the main unit operations, the related chemical and process plants and their management. Basic notions relating to the type, configuration and evaluation of the equipment / systems are provided
The course aims to provide a general knowledge of the unit operations of chemical plants to the students. Some examples of unit operations will be illustrated such as: unitary operations of solids treatment plants; evaporators / concentrators, processes for the production of bioenergy.
Lectures are held in the classroom and in laboratory.
-Introduction to unit operations and different fields of application and general information on separation technologies;
- Evaporators / concentrators theory and related plant solutions. Single and multiple effect evaporators.
- Ideal and non-ideal sieving, theory of grinding and related equipment: crushers, mills and pulverizers; solid liquid separation operations; sedimentation: theory and related equipment; filtration theory and related equipment.
- Examples of biochemical plants for the production of biodiesel and bioethanol.
- Laboratory activity.
The slides shown during the course will be provided in summary on computer support.
Further reference texts available in the UniGe library or online:
G.G. Brown. “Unit Operations” Hoepli Ed.
Foust Et Al. The Principles Of Unit Operations - Ed. Ambrosiana, Milan
Office hours: Students could discuss with the teachers by fixing an appointment.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam will be held in oral form in the sessions scheduled as per the official regulations
The preparation of the students is ascertained through an oral exam, by which the students' understanding of the topics covered during the course will be assessed. In addition, the quality of the exposure, the correct use of technical terminology and critical reasoning skills are evaluated.
Working students and students with SLD certification, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliace with teaching objectives, take into account individual learning modalities.
During laboratory activity, students are required to have their own cotton lab coat, while the personal protective equipment will be provided by the teacher.