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Fakultät Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen

Fundamentals of Crystallization

Type Lecture (2 SWS) + Exercise (1 SWS)
Credits 4
Rhythm Summer term
Bachelor / Master Master
Audience CIW, BIW, PSE
Language English
LSF number 061088
Moodle Room  

Cours Content

In the course "Fundamentals of Crystallization" the thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals of crystallization, such as solubility, supersaturation, nucleation, crystal growth and agglomeration are discussed and possibilities for their experimental determination are explained. The fundamentals of
population balances and the calculation of particle size distributions are presented. Furthermore questions of product design, such as crystal morphology and polymorphism, are discussed. Finally the implementation in technical crystallization processes, such as continuous or batch crystallization, is discussed. Feedback methods will be presented and giving and taking feedback will be practiced.

Aquired Competences

On the basis of the course "Introduction to Crystallization" the students are able to determine suitable conditions for technical problems in crystallization processes,  e.g. selection of the solvent and the crystallization process. Furthermore they can model the separation processes and, on the basis of the simulation results, assess which product properties (purity, crystal shape, crystal size distribution, etc.) are likely to be achieved under given conditions.
The students are able to transfer the acquired knowledge to solve complex tasks.

Further Detail

Exam Written - 90 min
Preliminaries You have not already heard the module of the same name in the Bachelor.
Registration is required for the events, the number of participants is limited
Literature The slides of the course and any additional materials such as literature lists and website recommendations will be published in the virtual workrooms in Moodle provided for this purpose. Details will be announced at the beginning of the course.

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