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Chemical engineering separation operations including humidification/dehumidification, drying, membrane separations, leaching and washing, crystallisation, ion exchange, distillation, gas absorption and liquid-liquid extraction.
This course covers process operations involving separations. The fundamental mass and energy transfer theories will be discussed in the context of: drying, (de-)humidification, membranes, leaching/washing, crystallization, ion exchange, distillation, gas absorption, and liquid-liquid extraction.
At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to:Understand the value and context of separation processes.Understand the fundamental phenomena utilized in separation processes.Develop skills for identifying the key separation problem and developing effective solutions.Understand and analyse specific separation processes including distillation, gas absorption etc.Select appropriate separation techniques for chemical processing.Relate fundamental separation phenomena to equipment design and operation.Carry out design calculations for separation processes.
Attendance at all lectures is highly encouraged. Completion of all assignments, tests, and exams is required.
Seader, J. D. , Henley, Ernest J., Roper, D. Keith;
Separation process principles : chemical and biochemical operations
Wankat, Phillip C;
Separation process engineering : includes mass transfer analysis
Prentice Hall, 2012.
All information about academic policies (e.g. special consideration, dishonest practice) can be found on the ENCH-Undergraduate LEARN page.
This is a compulsory course which provides a basis for many other courses in chemical engineering.Prerequisites: ENCH292.
Domestic fee $1,002.00
International fee $5,625.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Chemical and Process Engineering