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Module

CME3033 : Separation Processes 2

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Wenting Hu
  • Lecturer: Dr Maria Vicevic
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to give the participants an understanding of separation process technology currently used in the modern chemical industry.

This module gives an overview of the technology and design methods for five industrially important separation techniques; crystallisation, solids separation, advanced distillation, membrane separation processes and adsorption based processes.

Outline Of Syllabus

Crystallisation
i.       Nucleation processes
ii.       Crystal growth
iii.       Heat effects
iv.       Design of crystallisers

Solids Handling
i.       Filtration
ii.       Centrifuges
iii.       Sedimenters
iv.       Cyclones and hydro-cyclones.
v.       Fluidisation and fluidised bed design parameters

Advanced Distillation
i.       Azeotropic distillation
ii.       Multi-component distillation
iii.       Batch distillation

Membranes
i.       Membrane fluxes and membrane characteristics. Asymmetric membranes.
ii.       Reverse osmosis.
iii.       Ultrafiltration.
iv.       Microfiltration.
v.       Gas permeation

Adsorption
i.       Adsorption Isotherms
ii.       Chromatography
iii.       Gas adsorption
iv.       Ion Exchange

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable