2017-2018 / CHIM0668-1

Agitation and Mixture


20h Th, 5h Pr, 5h Labo.

Number of credits

 Master in biomedical engineering (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in chemical and materials engineering (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


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

Learning unit 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 learning unit

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

The course will not be organised in 2017-2018