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Unit operations 2

Presentation

Programme (detailed contents):

* General concepts for mass transfer unit operations (presentation, ideal stages, operating lines, equilibrium stage, kinetic concepts)

* Unit operations of mass transfer

Technology of different separators

Design tools of separators. Application to extraction, distillation (continuous and batch), absorption, adsorption..

 

 Organisation:

Lectures, tutorials and lab work.

 

Objectives

At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

- Phase equilibrium diagrams

- General concept for mass transfer unit operations (Ideal stages, operating lines…). Kinetic limitations and theirs effects on separation

- Different ways to perform separation processes (single contact, cross-current and counter-current contactors)

- design tools for separators.

 

 

The student will be able to:

- use the equilibrium diagrams

- choose the required technology for a separation

- choose the contact mode

- write the mass balance

- design a multistage separation device (extraction, distillation, adsorption, absorption…)

- then propose a contactor technology.

Needed prerequisite

Transport and reaction in fluid medium.
Thermodynamics.
Fluid properties and mass transfer.
Basic concepts for unit operations.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...