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EX4530: SEPERATION PROCESSES 2 (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:36

Course Overview

To add breadth to students' curriculum in the core area of separation processes. Familiarises students with particulate solids, their properties and characterisation. The motion of particles, including Stokes' Law and Darcy's Law, in fluids is covered in depth in order to facilitate analysis and design of separation process unit operations. Further aims are to provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of physical separation processes such as filtration, sedimentation, centrifugation, settling. By the end students should have a knowledge and understanding of, an ability to analyse and an ability to design a wide variety of physical separation unit operations

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Aniruddha Majumder

Qualification Prerequisites


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Course Description

Characterisation and properties of particles; Particulate solids in bulk; Particle size reduction and enlargement; Motion of particles in a fluid; flow of fluids through porous media; filtration and fluidisation; multi-phase separation including knock-out drums, 2-phase separators and 3-phase separators; sedimentation; centrifugation including centrifuge/cyclone/hydrocyclone design.



Further Information & Notes

This course is only available to candidates following an honours degree programme.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 3-hour written examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%). Resit: 3-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback on tutorial work and feedback on continuous assessment will be provided. Students may also receive feedback via discussion in face-to-face teaching sessions.

Course Learning Outcomes


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