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EX4030: SEPARATION PROCESSES 2 (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

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 First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Aniruddha Majumder

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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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 12, 13, 14
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers

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

First Attempt

Lab/computer practical 20%

Closed book exam (3 hour on-campus exam) 80%

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Re-sit Exam 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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