Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH4118 : Particulate Science and Technology {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Abanti Sahoo


Study of particles: Definition of a particle, Qualities of particles, The industrial revolutions: explosion of particle related advances (from advanced mining techniques to abrasives, cutting tools, and mass production of chemicals and agricultural products). Modern scientific advances in paints and coatings and other particles in various base solvents, Particles in fluids. Composite materials, the design and manipulation of matter on the nanoscale and into nanostructures. Particle Science as an enabling technology to create new energy sources, clean our air and water and build stronger and lighter materials. Advances in particle sciences in particular in the area of human healthcare.

Course Objectives

  1. To provide basic knowledge in particle size analysis and processing of particles
  2. To know the behavior of particles with the different technologies in different systems.

Course Outcomes

• Students can have the understanding of the relationship between micro- and macro-scopic properties of particulate materials.
• Students can know the core competency of paramount importance to many sectors of our modern economy.
• Students can learn how to protect our environment knowing that our surroundings are strongly influenced by the interactions of the three primary phases of matter.

Essential Reading

  1. J.K. Beddow, Particulate Science and Technology, Chemical Publishing Company , 1980
  2. R. B. Bird, W. E. Stewart, and E. N. Lightfoot, Transport phenomena, John Wiley & Sons , 2007

Supplementary Reading

  1. M. Leva, Fluidization, McGraw-Hill , 1959
  2. Jonathan Seville and Chuan-Yu Wu,, Particle Technology and Engineering, Butterworth-Heinemann , 2015