Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH3172 : Mass Transfer Operations Laboratory {0-0-3 / 2}
Subject Nature : Practical
Coordinator : Prof. Pradip Chowdhury


1. Determination of diffusivity of organic vapors in air (b) Determination of diffusivity of a naphthalene ball in air
2. Determination of vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE) or T-x-y diagram for a binary system
3. Determination of drying efficiency of a fluidized bed dryer
4. Determination of drying efficiency of a rotary dryer
5. Determination of absorption of CO2 in a packed bed absorption tower
6. Binary separation of Methanol-Water system in a packed bed distillation column
7. Binary separation of Methanol-Water system in a bubble cap distillation column
8. Determination of extraction and recovery percentages of a heavy metal contaminated feed in liquid membrane application
9. Determination of steady state flux of ceramic composite membranes and estimation of its porosity
10. Determination of flux by studying permeation via a hollow fiber membrane and a polymeric membrane module.

Course Objectives

  1. The basic aim is to conduct practical investigations on various mass transfer processes for a thorough understanding and a detailed insight to support the theoretical knowledge.

Course Outcomes

The syllabus is basically designed to acquaint students with various types of contacting systems viz. liquid-liquid, solid-liquid, gas-solid with practical demonstration. The course would assist students to understand the molecular diffusion phenomena and binary separation principles of various industrially important unit operations from a practical point-of-view.

Essential Reading

  1. B.K. Dutta, Principles of Mass Transfer and Separation Processes, Prentice Hall India Learning Private Limited , 2006
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