Unified Design Strategies for Particulate Products

Peukert W, Segets D, Pflug L, Leugering G (2015)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Authored book, Volume of book series

Publication year: 2015

Publisher: Academic Press Inc.

Series: Advances in Chemical Engineering

Book Volume: 46

ISBN: 978-0-12-801247-5

DOI: 10.1016/bs.ache.2015.10.004


Unit operations and product design are the two most important pillars of chemical engineering. Product design is the formation, formulation, handling, manufacturing, and characterization of complex multiphase products with specific properties and is thus at the core of mesoscale science and engineering. The applications define the required product properties which cover both classical fields of process technology in the chemical industry as well as new emerging fields of electronics, energy and environmental technologies, life sciences, materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, and photonic technologies highlighting the broad relevance of mesoscale science. Unifying principles of product design are proposed which are widely applicable to many different kinds of products including solid, liquid, and even gaseous particles. Results from the Erlangen Cluster of Excellence "Engineering of Advanced Materials" show that the joint venture of chemical engineering with materials science in concert with the basic sciences opens new prospects for all involved disciplines. In particular, chemical and biochemical engineering expands through particle technologies also in physics-related fields of technology such as electronics, photonics, or 3D printing. Rigorous mathematical optimization methods based on predictive models for products, structures, and processes catalyze new possibilities for true design of particulate products which is at the core of mesoscale science and technology.

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Peukert, W., Segets, D., Pflug, L., & Leugering, G. (2015). Unified Design Strategies for Particulate Products. Academic Press Inc..


Peukert, Wolfgang, et al. Unified Design Strategies for Particulate Products. Academic Press Inc., 2015.

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