The project aim is to
look for suitable liquid agents in which dry particles can be suspended and remain
unaffected. The aim is also to find agents which can dilute solid particles,
which are already in suspension such as a slurry. It is not necessary for the
agent to be identical to the liquid in the slurry, but that the agent will mix
well with the slurry liquid and doesn’t affect the solid particles in any way.
Is it possible to find
an agent which is as universal as possible to do the job e.g. for a group of
solids with similar chemistry? Another important factor for the agents is that
they are readily available and cheap.
The particles of
interest are crystal products in the pharma, food, and bio industry. A further
specification of exact solid types to be considered will be decided upon once
the project begins.
The purpose of finding
suitable diluents for solids is to create a suspension with the right
concentration of the particles of interest. This enables to perform image
analysis with our technology at ParticleTech where the particles should not
overlap for the image to be segmented properly.
knowledge of process design and analysis
for hand-on experience and combined experimental modeling work
with bio-based and pharmaceutical processes is a plus
Process and Systems Engineering Centre (PROSYS), DTU
Chemical Engineering and ParticleTech ApS
Seyed Soheil Mansouri, Assistant