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Separation processes are essential to many industries including pharmaceutical and chemical industries, e.g. once the drug molecules are synthesised in a reactor they need to be separated in pure form from other by-products before they can be used. This course adds breadth to students' curriculum in the core area of separation processes. Familiarises students with particulate solids and characterisation. Further, provides a broad knowledge and understanding of physical separation processes including filtration, sedimentation, centrifugation. By the end students should have a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse design a wide variety of physical separation unit operations
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
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.
This course is only available to candidates following an honours degree programme.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 3-hour written examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%). Resit: 3-hour written examination (100%).
There are no assessments for this course.