Separation Processes
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  CHSP11 
Vaknaam  Separation Processes 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Separation Processes  
Leerdoelen  Acquiring and being able to apply knowledge and insight regarding industrially applied separation processes (with a focus on extraction, absorption and distillation). At the end of this course, the students should be able to: 1. Describe equilibriumbased processes for the separation of chemical substances (and the principles of nonequilibrium processes). 2. Make reasonable calculations or estimates of flows, concentrations and quantities in separation processes of chemicals. 3. Make simple designs of separation equipment (e.g. number of trays, packing of towers, diameter of towers). 4. Along the way, the students should develop their critical thinking, and their analytical and problemsolving skills. 

Omschrijving  The course will introduce the students into the most relevant separation processes employed in the chemical industry. The course is based on the principles of mass and energy balances, phase equilibria and physical transport phenomena.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of lectures: 1820 hours, tutorials: 1214 hours.) 

Toetsvorm  Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)  
Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  prof. dr. P.P. Pescarmona  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. P.P. Pescarmona ,prof. dr. F. Picchioni  
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Entreevoorwaarden  The course Separation Processes is an integral unit that combines concepts from the disciplines of thermodynamics and physical transport phenomena and assumes some prior knowledge acquired from courses covering basic chemical engineering and thermodynamic principles (Single Phase Reactors and Technical Thermodynamics).  
Opmerkingen  The exams are evaluated based on the following criteria:  Correctness of theoretical analysis of the problem  Correctness of the approach used to solve the problem  Correctness of the numerical solution of the problem  Correctness of the units in the numerical values. The correctness of the numerical solution is evaluated in detail only if the theoretical analysis and the approach used to solve the problem are correct. On the other hand, if the theoretical analysis and the approach are correct but the final result is wrong, the exercise gets corrected in detail to determine at which stage and in which way the numerical error occurred (an error while typing on the pocket calculator that leads to a result that is meaningful in the context of the exercise means losing less points compared to an error that could have been spotted with a simple critical analysis of the result of the calculation, or even worse if the obtained result is not consistent with logical expectations in the context of the exercise). The students are informed on these coring criteria during the lectures. To guarantee the quality and the objectiveness of the evaluation of the exam, the exam is evaluated by grading the same question for all students instead of correcting the whole exam of one student. This allows:  A good comparison between the answers of different students to the same question, and thus grants a homogeneous scoring criterion for that question.  An independent assessment of the different exercises in the exam of a student (thus avoiding risks of involuntary bias in the grading caused by the performance in the first exercise). At the end of the grading procedure, the scores between 5 and 6 are double checked to decide whether a 5 or a 6 will be the most correct final mark. 

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