CHEM ENG 7052 - Separation Process Engineering PG
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
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
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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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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
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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 Presentation 0 5 Design Project 0 10 TOTAL 46 113
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 10 Group Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. Mid-term Test 10 Individual Summative Week 7 1. 2. Presentation 10 Group Summative weeks 5-9 1. 2. 3. Design Project 10 Group Summative week 12 1. 2. 3. Final Exam 60 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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