This unit will cover the general principles and the development of quantitative models of separation processes based on equilibrium and rate processes. Concepts of phase equilibria, transport phenomena and mass and energy balance will be used to model the separation units. Understanding of these principles will provide the basis for analysis and preliminary design calculations of large scale separation units of importance to manufacturing industries. The principles will be applied to units operations of distillation (binary, multicomponent), solvent extraction, absorption, adsorption and membrane processes
Lectures, Tutorials, Practicals
Through semester assessment (60%) and Final Exam (40%)
Calculus (including vector calculus) linear algebra, computational tools (Matlab, Excel), mass and energy balances, heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics and momentum, physical chemistry, physics and mechanics.
CHNG1103 AND CHNG2803Co-requisites