Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH4111 : Separation process in Chemical Engineering {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Soumya Sanjeeb Mohapatra


An overview: Separation techniques, separation from liquids, separation from gasses and vapors, separation from solids and separation methods in bioprocessing: aqueous two-phase separation, Reverse micelle extraction Membrane separations: Definition of a membrane and membrane process such as microfiltration, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, dialysis, electrodialysis, gas permeation, pervaoration Characterization of membrane such as colloidal morphology, permeability and permeselectivity. Membrane modules such as plate and frame device, spiral wound, tubular and hollow-fiber Membrane technology in gas separation, biotechnology and in food and biochemical industry Ion Exchange: Ion exchange mechanism, ion exchange media, equilibrium, equipment and design procedure and industrial applications Adsorption as a separation process: Thermodynamics of adsorption: basic relationship, Representation, correlation and prediction of single component adsorption equilibrium data and extension to multi-component adsorption equilibrium calculation: Isotherm expression of gas adsorption Adsorption with chemical reaction and adsorption with biological growth Chromatography separation: Fundamentals of HPLC, Chromatographic column, Development of gradient-elution separations. Basic principles of capillary electro chromatography, mobile phase composition, Stationery phases used in CEC Solid separation processes: Physical properties of solids, classification of powders, particle size distributions, particle density, bulk density and porosity, forces of adhesion. Separationof particulates and powders. Wet separation process: Protein recovery, Soya processing and other applications

Course Objectives

  1. To learn conceptual design of separation processes and design of equipment involved

Course Outcomes

Design and development of various types of separator dealing with chemical process

Essential Reading

  1. J. D. Seader, and E.J. Henley, , ,, Separation process principles, John Wiley & Sons Inc , 1998
  2. Ruthern, M. Douglas, Encyclopedia of separation technology, Wiley-Interscience , 1st edition, 1997.

Supplementary Reading

  1. J.S. Waston, Separation methods for waste and environment,, Marcel Dekker , 2000
  2. N. D. Richard, and T. Patricia, Principle of Chemical separations with environmental applications, Cambridge University Press , 2004