CHEM ENG 3033 - Separation Processes
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 3033 Course Separation Processes Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible CHEM ENG 3005 Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 2010 Course Description This course serves as an introduction to the principles and applications of large-scale diffusional separation processes involving gas-liquid, liquid-liquid and solid-liquid systems in equilibrium-stage and continuous-contact operations. Throughout emphasis is placed on developing quantitative problem solving skills that will be essential to practicing graduates. Significant illustrative worked examples are presented. Separations processing is a core part of global chemical engineering to economically produce useful and safe products.
Course Coordinator: Dr Kenneth Davey
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Calculate the number of stages required for multiple-stage separation operations such as distillation, liquid extraction, leaching and gas absorption 2 Determine the height of continuous contact separator such as packed towers used for gas absorption/desorption and distillation 3 Perform analysis and simulation of stage-wise and continuous-contact operations.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.1 3.2
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
Recommended ResourcesReference Books
Foust A S et al. Principles of Unit Operations 2nd Edn (John Wiley & Sons, NY)
Geankoplis C J Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles (Includes Unit Operations) 4th Edn (Prentice Hall, NJ)
King C J Separation Processes 2nd Edn (McGraw-Hill, NY)
McCabe W L et al. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering 4th Edn (McGraw-Hill)
Perry R H & Green D W 1997 Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook 7th Edn (McGraw-Hill, NY)
Seader J D & Henley E J Separation Process Principles 2nd Edn (John Wiley & Sons, NY)
Treybal R E Mass Transfer Operations 3rd Edn (McGraw-Hill)
Online LearningA range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course is presented as a mix of lectures, tutorial assignments and mid-term test, group activities and presentations and a final examination.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours Lectures 22 44 Assignments 22 44 Mid-term Test 2 10 TOTAL 46 98
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1: Introduction to Separation Processes
Unit operations, definitions, significance, methods, terminology
Topic 2: Phase Equilibria
Gibbs rule, equilibrium constant, separation factor, vapour-liquid (V-L), enthalpy-composition diagram, liquid-liquid (L-L), solid-liquid (S-L)
Topic 3: Stage Operations
Equilibrium stage calculations (single stage, counter-current multistage operations with and without reflux), Simplified stage methods, ChemSOF software
Topic 4: Continuous Contact Operations
Introduction, Mass transfer theory, Height of packing (development of design equations), Transfer units (concept and calculations), Simplified contact methods
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Tutorials/Assignments 20 Group Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. Mid-term Test 10 Individual Summative Week 7 1. 2. Final Exam 70 Individual Summative Week 13 1. 2. 3. Total 100
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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