Coursebooks

Fundamentals of separation processes

ChE-310

Lecturer(s) :

Agrawal Kumar Varoon

Language:

English

Summary

The course will cover fundamentals concepts of separation processes involving chemical equilibrium and mass transfer. Students will design separation processes widely used in the industry, for the separation of liquid mixtures, gas-liquid mixtures, and gas mixtures.

Content

  1. Mass and Energy Balances
  2. Thermodynamics of Separations
  3. Diffusion, Convection and Mass Transfer
  4. Flash Distillation
  5. Column Distillation
  6. Multicomponent Distillation
  7. Absorption and Stripping
  8. Liquid-Liquid Extraction
  9. Adsorption Processes
  10. Membrane Processes

 

Keywords

Separation Processes. Distillation, Extraction, Absorption, Membranes, Adsorption, Diffusion, Mass transfer, Phase Equilibria

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Mass and energy balance

Basics of diffusion and mass transfer

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.turningTech.Responseware&hl=en-ca 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turningpoint/id300028504?mt=8

 

Expected student activities

Participation in class discussion

Solving homework problems

Assessment methods

Assignments (homework problems) during the course which will be graded.

Final written exam.

 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes
Others Students are encouraged to contact Prof. Agrawal and teaching assistants by email (kumar.agrawal@epfl.ch) to clarify doubts on their questions. 

Resources

Bibliography

  1. Separation Process Engineering by P. C. Wankat (available online in the library)
  2. Separation Process Principles by J. D. Seader, E. J. Henley, D. K. Roper

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Fundamentals of separation processes
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Fundamentals of separation processes
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Passerelle HES - CGC, 2019-2020, Spring semester
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Fundamentals of separation processes
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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