Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. KETF10 overlaps following cours/es: KAT030 and KAT031. Compulsory for: B2, K2. Course coordinator: Guido Zacchi, Chemical Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: KETF01 Transport Phenomena, Basic Course. Assessment: Written examination as well as four project exercises presented in technical PM and participation in two laboratory studies. Parts: 2. Home page:

The aim is to give basic knowledge of the physical-chemical basis for different separation methods and to apply these for selection and design of industrial separation processes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course deals with with various methods for separation of compounds in gases, liquids or solids materials

The following issues are treated:
The physical-chemical principles for the following separation processes: Filtration, Membrane Processes, Adsorption, Chromatography, Ion Exchange, Evaporation, Drying, Crystallisation, Extraction, Leaching, Absorption and Distillation. For some of these only the principles are treated while some selected are treated more in detail.

Principles for selection of separation process:
Which separation processes that are used today. Examples will be given from chemical and biotechnical process industry and from the environmental sector.
Methods for determination of important design parameters, such as purity, yield, energy demand etc for the following separation methods: filtration, membrane filtration, evaporation, distillation, adsorption/chromatography and drying.

Four project exercises treating different separation problems are performed to train the students in applying the acquired knowledge to separation problems in the chemical and biotechnical industry. Project 1 is presented both in written and orally and the other three in written.

Three laboratory studies focused on the design and handling of separation equipment and are related to calculation of the process performance

The engineering attitude to problem solving is stressed.

McCabe, Smith and Harriot: Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill 2005. ISBN: 0-07-124710-6. Mörtstedt: Data och Diagram. Liber 1999. ISBN: 91-47-00805-9.


Code: 0109. Name: Lab/Projects.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a passing grade active participation and approval of all laboratory studies and project exercises is required. Contents: Two laboratory studies on filtration/membrane filtration and on adsorption/chromatograpy and four project exercises on selection of separation method, evaporation, adsorption/chromatography and drying.

Code: 0209. Name: Separation Processes.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: One part with questions on theory and one part with four calculation problems.