Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Separation Processes
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exm (5 credits)
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Milan Polakovič, CSc.
Name of lecturer(s):
J. Dudáš, E. Graczová, Z. Lábovská (2017/2018 – Winter)
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
A student has a knowledge of fundamentals of industrial distillation extraction and absorption processes and about the application of the knowledge from material and enthalpy balances, thermodynamics of multiphase systems and mass transfer theory for calculations of separation of simple mixtures.
Prerequisites for registration:
Course contents:
Binary single- and multistage distillation -- characterization of equilibrium; calculation of batch and continuous distillation; steam distillation; Mc-Cabe-Thiele method of calculation of distillation column; design of dimensions of tray and packed bed columns; column efficiency; batch multistage distillation; extraction and azeotropic distillation. Extraction -- liquid-liquid and liquid-solid extraction; solution of batch and continuous extraction in triangular diagram. Absorption and desorption -- characterization of equilibrium and mass transfer; material balance of co-current and counter-current absorption; absorption with recirculation; calculation of dimensions of tray and packed-bed columns; height of equivalent to theoretical plate and to transfer unit.
Recommended or required reading:
  • DOJČANSKÝ, J. – LONGAUER, J. Chemické inžinierstvo II. Bratislava : Malé centrum, 2000. 383 s. ISBN 80-967064-8-9.
  • RICHARDSON, J. – HARKER, J. – BACKHURST, J. Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engimeering. Volume 2: Particle Technology and Separation Processes. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002. 1229 s. ISBN 0-7506-4445-1.
  • BACKHURST, J. – HARKER, J. Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engimeering. Volume 5: Solutions to the Problems in Chemical Engineering. Volume 2 and 3. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999. 336 s. ISBN 0-7506-2612-7.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture, seminar
Assesment methods and criteria:
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
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