CME2022 : Separation Processes 1
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Vladimir Zivkovic
- Lecturer: Dr Dana Ofiteru, Dr Anh Phan, Dr Kamelia Boodhoo
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To give participants an understanding of the separation technologies used in the process industries.
To provide an introduction to phase equilibria and enable this to be applied to the design of selected separation processes and plant equipment.
To understand the technology and design methods used for the solution of separation problems in the process industries.
To develop techniques necessary to specify and design separation processes for both equilibrium and rate controlled separations.
Outline Of Syllabus
Vapour liquid equilibrium and equilibrium stage calculations.
Calculating the number of stages in a distillation column, reflux ration and the affect of the condition of the feed.
The design of column internals, hydraulic design for trays and packing.
Mass transfer in continuous contact separation processes.
Calculating the height of packed columns.
The effect of temperature and pressure on gas absorption and stripping.
Liquid-liquid equilibrium, single equilibrium stage extraction calculations.
Cross flow and counter flow cascades.
The terminology of humidification.
Use of psychometric charts.
Mass (moisture) balances for humid systems.
Drying curves, constant rate drying, falling rate drying and the mechanisms of solids drying.
Understand the issues of dryer design and choice of the correct dryer design for given applications.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||25:00||25:00||Exam revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||50||1:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||30:00||30:00||Case study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||15||1:00||15:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||74:00||74:00||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce theoretical concepts practiced in tutorials. The case study enables a realistic engineering problem to be solved.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||2||M||25||Case study. Issued week 1 Semester 2. 2000 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam will test the students' understanding of the separations technology they have learned about during the lectures and their knowledge of separation process design methods.
The case study will enable the concepts of separation to be brought to the selection; design and performance estimation of a separation process as part of a team design exercise.