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EX4530: SEPARATION PROCESSES 2 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

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

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

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of EG3013 Fluid Mechanics A (Passed) or EG3018 Fluid Mechanics (Passed) or EM3018 Fluid Mechanics (Passed)
  • One of EG3017 Chemical Engineering Transport Processes (Passed) or EG3019 Advanced Transport Processes (Passed) or EG3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Passed) or EX3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG4530 Separation Processes 2 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


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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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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