CHEM ENG 7052 - Separation Process Engineering PG
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 7052 Course Separation Process Engineering PG Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible CHEM ENG 3033 Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 2010 Course Description This course serves covers the principles and design of large-scale diffusional separation processes in equilibrium-stage and processes and mass transfer continuous-contact operations. Throughout emphasis is placed on developing quantitative problem solving skills that will be essential to practicing graduates. Separation processes covered include distillation (including flash, binary column and multicomponent column), Gas absorption/stripping, Liquid-liquid extraction, washing and leaching, Membrane separation processes, and Sorption processes (including adsorption, ion exchange, and chromatography). Separation processes are a core part of global chemical engineering, making up a large proportion of capital investment in plants, and are vital to economically produce useful and safe products.
Course Coordinator: Dr Philip van Eyk
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 Understand the principles for designing selected separation units including distillation columns, gas aborption columns, extraction processes, washing and leaching processes, membrane processes and adorption columns. 2 Understand the fundamental principles involved in these separation processes based on equilibrium and mass transfer processes 3 Perform analysis and size separation processes using concepts including mass and energy balance, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, and phase equilibria 4 Demonstrate skills in assessment of separation unit performance and optimisation
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
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Online LearningA range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe activities for this course are structured by week and include the following activities:
Online Theory Lectures
To be viewed before Workshop session
Solve problems together in class and go through solutions
Solve problems individually and submit answers for assessment
Due a week after tutorial
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity In-class hours Out-of class-hours Expected total workload hours Lectures 0 16 16 Workshops 24 24 48 Tutorials 22 50 72 In-class Test 4 10 14 TOTAL 50 100 150
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1 Introduction / Flash Distillation
Topic 2 Binary Column Distillation 1
Topic 3 Binary Column Distillation 2
Topic 4 Multicomponent Distillation 1
Topic 5 Multicomponent Distillation 2 + Column Design
Topic 6 Absorption and Stripping
Topic 7 Liquid-liquid Extraction 1
Topic 8 Liquid-liquid Extraction 2 + Washing & Leaching
Topic 9 Membrane Separation Processes 1
Topic 10 Membrane Separation Processes 2
Topic 11 Sorption Separation Processes
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Learning outcomes Quizzes 5 Individual Formative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. Tutorials 25 Individual Formative Week 2-12 1. 2. Tests (x2) 20 Individual Formative weeks 6,12 1. 2. 3. Final Exam 50 Individual Summative Exams 1. 2. 3. Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
Assessment DetailIn this course the following assessments will be completed:
Quizzes (individual) - weekly online quizzes before the next workshop based on the theory covered in the online lecture videos.
Tutorials (individual) - weekly problems submitted a week after the tutorial session.
Tests (individual) - 2 tests taken in class covering the two halves of the course.
Final Exam - undertaken during the exam period.
SubmissionAll quizzes, tutorials, practical report will be submitted via MyUni. The tests will occur in class.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
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