ENCH496-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Advanced Separations

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


Advanced topics in separation methods including: packed column and multicomponent distillations, evaporation, advanced membrane separations, adsorption, supercritical technology, separations in environmental engineering, sedimentation and centrifugation.

The course covers:
• Packed column distillation, multicomponent distillation
• Evaporation
• Membrane separations
• Pervaporation
• Adsorption processes
• Liquid-liquid extraction
• Air quality control
• Separations in environmental engineering
• Supercritical fluid technology

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should be able to:

  • Develop process designs for any of the separations covered with a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena occurring.
  • Carry out detailed design calculations for separation processes
  • Be able 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.


Timetable Note

36 lectures, 1 test and 1 assignment.

Physical attendance at all lectures is highly encouraged.

Students who attend lectures regularly are likely to perform better in the course.

Course Coordinator

Alex Yip


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 60%
Test 07 Apr 2022 20% Closed-book test/exam, no restriction on calculator.
Assignment 09 May 2022 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Seader, J. D. , Henley, Ernest J., Roper, D. Keith; Separation process principles : chemical and biochemical operations ; 3rd ed; Wiley, 2011.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

All ENCH496 Occurrences

  • ENCH496-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022