Module Title:   Mass Transfer Operations

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG2312L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof. Hadj Benkreira

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr R.Rhamanian/ Prof. Anant Paradkar/ Dr R. Patel

Prerequisite(s):   ENG1096M     ENG1032M     ENG2038M

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce the basic principles of chemical engineering separation processes and mass transfer and then proceed to study the design and operation of separation processes units operation such as distillation, gas-liquid absorption and stripping, liquid-liquid extraction, adsorption and crystallisation.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory experiments. Learning outcomes assessment will be by formal examination (70%) and course work (30%). The formal exam, worth 70%, is of 3.0hr duration and taken at the end of semester 2. It will of course cover S1 and S2 learning. The coursework consists of a critical report of the laboratory experiments on Distillation and Gas Absorption. It will include in it design and operation elements. The coursework is worth 30% and you will have two weeks to complete it.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   125.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   18.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   3.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Develop understanding of the physical phenomena, theoretical concepts and design aspects of mass transfer in separation processes, including distillation, gas-liquid absorption, gas-solid adsorption, liquid-liquid extraction and crystallisation.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

-analyse the important separation processes of distillation, gas absorption, adsorption, liquid-liquid extraction and crystallisation;
-carry out design calculations of the above processes;
-understand through the practical laboratory work carried out the operation of the above processes.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

-experience problem solving techniques having wider application;
-apply simplifying assumptions to complex problems in order to gain useful design information individually and in a team;
-manage time to meet deadlines;
-communicate (written and verbal) outcome of practical work.

  Examination - closed book 3.00 70%
  Examination - closed book
  Coursework   30%
  1 written report (30%) - <1500 words (+figures)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Distillation (binary and multi-component). Calculation of number of plates, column height and diameter, heat transfer in condenser and reboiler.
Crystallisation; application, theory, basic principles, super-saturation effects.
Gas absorption including application, different types of equipment in industry, process design of a column to find the height and diameter of the column, required solvent flow rate.
Liquid-liquid extraction, solvent selection, ternary diagrams, counter-current and cross current operation, calculations to find minimum required solvent, process efficiency.
Gas-solid adsorption including application, equipment, Longmuir theory and basic design.

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