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CHNG9206: Separation Processes

This unit will cover the general principles and the development of quantitative models of separation processes based on equilibrium and rate processes. Concepts of phase equilibria, transport phenomena and mass and energy balance will be used to model the separation units. Understanding of these principles will provide the basis for analysis and preliminary design calculations of large scale separation units of importance to manufacturing industries. The principles will be applied to units operations of distillation (binary, multicomponent), solvent extraction, absorption, adsorption and membrane processes.

Code CHNG9206
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
CHNG2806 OR CHNG5706
Assumed knowledge:
Mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. collaborate creatively and systematically with team members in applying correct procedures, and reporting accurate information
  • LO2. understand the principles for designing separation units
  • LO3. demonstrate skills in operation and assessment of separation unit performance
  • LO4. understand the general principles involved in separation processes based on equilibrium and transport phenomena
  • LO5. perform analysis and model separation processes using concepts including mass and energy balance, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and phase equilibria
  • LO6. use modern software tools for design of unit operations.