Course name: Pneumatic Conveying System: Fundamental and Conceptual Design
Instuctor: Asst. Prof. Apinan Soottitantawat, Dept. Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. (Aj.Man)
Date: 22 Jun.23 Time 09.00-15.00 (1 Day)
Room: Secretariat (A2)
Max seat: 15
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TIChE:Pneumatic Conveying System: Fundamental and Conceptual Design Intensive Course ( 1 Day)
A pneumatic conveying system is a method of transporting bulk materials, such as powders, granules, and pellets, from one point to another using air or other gases as the conveying medium. The system typically consists of a feed device, a conveying pipeline, an air mover (such as a blower or compressor), and a receiving device.
The feed device, usually a hopper or silo, provides a continuous supply of material to the pipeline. The pipeline, which is typically made of metal or plastic, carries the material to the receiving device, which can be a storage vessel or a processing machine.
Pneumatic conveying systems can operate in either a dilute phase or dense phase mode. In the dilute phase mode, the material is suspended in the air or gas stream, and the velocity of the stream is high enough to keep the material moving. In the dense phase mode, the material is conveyed at a slower velocity, and the particles are in contact with each other, forming a moving plug.
Pneumatic conveying systems are commonly used in industries such as food processing, chemical manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals, where the transport of materials must be carried out in a clean, efficient, and precise manner.
The pneumatic conveying system is a crucial unit operation in many industries. However, due to its complexity, many engineers operate and troubleshoot the system based on experience alone, without a fundamental understanding. Moreover, academic programs rarely offer courses on the fundamental and conceptual design of pneumatic conveying systems. This course is designed to provide all relevant engineers, researchers, and practitioners with an in-depth understanding of conventional pneumatic conveying systems, including dilute and dense phases, vacuum, and positive pressure. Participants will learn how to select and design a system suitable for their material of interest, whether through the use of equations, correlations, or test data for unfamiliar materials. Additionally, the course will cover optimization and uprating of existing systems.
All disciplines of engineers and any technical people who have to work with pneumatic conveying systems and the solid handling issue.
• What are the pneumatic conveying system and dilute phase system?
• What is the dense phase system?
• What is the type of pneumatic conveying system by using a driving system (pressure)?
• What are the conveying system components: Air movers
• What are the conveying system components: Feeder
• What are the conveying system components: Feeder as blow tank
• What is the pipe Line System
• Geldart Classification of Particles
• How to do a calculation of compressible flow in pipe
• How to do a calculation of gas-powder flow in a pipe
• How to do a calculation of airflow in Stepped Pipeline Systems pipe for limit velocity
• How to design Pneumatic conveying: Process understanding
• Workshop: Data-based design case study of pellets using Excel
• Optimizing and up-rating existing systems
Assistant Prof. Apinan Soottitantawat (Aj. Man)
• 15 years’ experience in Chemical Engineering courses (Mass-Heat-Momentum transfer operation, Unit Operation in Chemical Engineering Process, Reaction kinetics and reactor design, Thermodynamics, Particle technology, Chemical Process and Plant design, Chemical Process Scale Up, Chemical Product Design)
• More than 30 public training courses (Crystallization, Pneumatic Conveying, Mixing Tank Design-Engineering-Scale Up, Liquid-Liquid Extraction, Drying Process, Heat transfer Operation, Fundamental of distillation design, Fundamental of the mechanical separation process, Fluid flow)
• A senior professional engineer in chemical engineering in Thailand, license 163
• Holds 14 patents
• Hold 75 Research publications in the Scopus database (h-index 26)
• More than 100 Proceedings papers with some invited speakers
• Advisor for more than 60 graduated master students and 3 graduated doctoral student
• Problem-solving/Process improvement via advisor of internship students
• Current research activity in encapsulation process improvement, spray drying process improvement, chemical process scale-up