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Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Advanced Engineering Separations
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
- Introduction to selection of separators
- Liquid-liquid extraction
- Distillation design: multi-component distillation, short-cut distillation design.
- Distillation sequencing: Sequencing simple distillation columns, complex distillation configurations, distillation sequencing with complex columns
- Distillation with azeotropic systems
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Distillation & Absorption||CHEN20072||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
The unit aims to:
- Provide understanding to allow the selection of separation operations based on factors involving the feed and product property differences.
- Allow students to quantitative design key separation processes.
- Provide students with knowledge on liquid-liquid extraction design.
- Extend student knowledge of distillation to include multicomponent and azeotropic systems.
- Provide an understanding of distillation sequencing.
- Classify separation processes by type and select suitable separations for mixtures based on the properties of the components.
- Design liquid-liquid extraction columns for ternary systems using the Hunter-Nash method.
- Calculate the approximate design of multi-component distillation columns using short-cut models.
- Assess simple and complex distillation column sequences using heuristic rules to find the optimal options.
- Construct azeotropic distillation sequences using residue curve for ternary systems.
Teaching and learning methods
- On-line videos of threshold concepts
- On-line video examples
- LL Ternary web-app
- Problem solving drop-in sessions
- On-line quizzes
|Assessment Task||Length||Weighting within unit|
|Exam Style Assessment||-||70%|
- In class
- Assessment marks
- Generic Feedback
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Jesus Esteban Serrano||Unit coordinator|
|Maria Perez-Page||Unit coordinator|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.