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Module

CME3037 : Separation Processes 2 (Industry) (Inactive)

  • Inactive 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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion18:008:00Completion of design assessment.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Tutorials and drop-in sessions/consultation.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1133:00133:00Completion of on line learning material and preparation for assessments
Total150:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CME3033Separation Processes 2
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The on line learning material supports the student’s exposure to separation processes whilst working in industry. This is supported by tutorial sessions which take place either during visits by the industrial tutor to the student's company or during student visits to the University.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801A75N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CME3033Separation Processes 21N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj1M25An assignment on the preliminary design of a separation unit operation.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination will assess students’ understanding of the basic principles of the separation processes studied in this module, as well as their ability to apply these principles to design appropriate units. The examination consists of two sections. Students should answer all questions in Section A, and students can choose to answer a subset of questions offered in Section B.

The assignment will be require students to produce a short report (between 5 to 10 pages) on the design of a separation unit or system. This assignment will assess the students’ achievement of the intended knowledge and skills outcomes on a particular sub-topic of this module. It will also serve as a formative assessment for students to enhance their skills in problem solving and critical thinking (including the ability to combine knowledge gained from different modules), as well as technical writing.

Reading Lists

Timetable