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Advanced topics in separation methods including: selection of separation methods, membrane separations, pervaporation, ion exchange, adsorption, multi-component distillation, and liquid-liquid extraction.
AIM: This course develops further the study of separation methods introduced in ENCH396. It aims to provide understanding of, and the ability to analyse, a wider range of process separation operations and to select the appropriate technology for a particular separation and thus provides knowledge and skills needed in ENCH494 (Process Design 3) and useful to chemical and process engineering graduates. The course will cover the following topics:• Packed column and multi-component distillation (AY) • Evaporation (AY)• Convection/diffusion in separations (RD)• Ultrafiltration and microfiltration (RD)• Rapid/slow sand filtration (Invited lecturer)• Gas separation (AY)• Adsorption processes (AY)• Separations in air quality control (AY)• Introduction to supercritical technology (Invited lecturer)• Froth flotation, sedimentation and centrifugation (RD)
At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to:Develop process designs for any of the separations covered with a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena occurring. Be able to select appropriate separation techniques for chemical processing from separations covered in ENCH396, ENCH496 and others. Carry out detailed design calculations for separation processes.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures: 15 (AY) + 15 (RD) and Tutorials: 2 (AY) (3 hours per week)
The material in the course will be assessed via a series of assignments and a final exam. The final exam will cover all materials in the course.
Seader, J. D. , Henley, Ernest J., Roper, D. Keith;
Separation process principles : chemical and biochemical operations;
Required text: There is no textbook recommended for this course.Recommended Texts: Separation Process Principles: Chemical and Biochemical Operations/by Seader, Henley and Roper; 3rd Ed.; Wiley
Domestic fee $1,059.00
International fee $5,125.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Chemical and Process Engineering.