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

Aims:
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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