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PE1815: Mass Transfer and Separation Processes

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 6, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 18 x 1hr(s) Lectures (blended learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Fitzpatrick, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering.
Lecturer(s): Dr John Fitzpatrick, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering; Staff, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, guest lecturers.
Module Objective: To develop an understanding of mass transfer and a number of separation process unit operations.
Module Content: Principles of mass transfer, phase equilibria, interphase mass transfer, distillation, absorption, solvent extraction, evaporation, drying, crystallization, adsorption, ion-exchange.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe and apply the principles of mass transfer.
  • For each operation covered students should be able to:
  • Explain how each operation functions.
  • Identify the major variables that determine capital and operating costs.
  • Perform design calculations, where possible, to evaluate these variables. Where not possible, describe how to go about estimating these variables.
  • Apply mass and energy balances in design and analysis.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how various input variables affect operation performance.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (2 x 2,500-3,000 word essays, projects, assignments or equivalent, 15 marks each).
Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% and at least 30% in both the written examination and the continuous assessment.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Summer 2022.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book) to be taken in Autumn 2022. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward (unless a grade of less than 30% has been achieved in which case the student will be invited to resubmit their continuous assessment in the autumn).

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