Mass Transfer and Separation Processes
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Provides students with the fundamentals governing mass transfer and the principles governing a range of separation processes such as absorption, distillation, humidification, leaching, liquid extraction and adsorption. Students apply the knowledge to the design and evaluation of the separation processes.
1. To provide students with an understanding of the principles of mass transfer and the fundamentals necessary to evaluate and design a series of separation processes, based on the principles of thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer.
2. Improve problem solving where unit operations are involved.
Mass Transfer: Introduction to Fick's Law, steady and unsteady state mass transfer, dimensionless groups and correlations, interfacial mass transfer, local and overall mass transfer coefficients.
Absorption: equilibrium and operating lines, mass transfer driving force, transfer units.
Humidification: humidity-temperature diagram, adiabatic cooling lines, cooling tower.
Distillation: flash vaporisation, McCabe Thiele method, Design optimisation.
Leaching: (solids): kinetics, counter-current washing problems.
Liquid Extraction: equilibrium stages, ternary diagrams.
Adsorption: break-through curve, kinetics.
Major Equipment Design Project.
First and second year Mathematics
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term