Mass Transfer and Separation Processes
|Course code CHEE3741||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering|
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.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||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.
|Content||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.
|Assumed Knowledge||First and second year Mathematics|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for CHEE3741|