Course syllabus

Separation Processes, Basic Course

KETF10, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B2, K2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Choosing and designing separation processes is of vital importance for product quality, energy demand, economy as well as for the environmental impact for many industries.

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

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

for a given mixture of substances be able to judge what separation processes are reasonable based on available physical and chemical properties for those substances

be able to explain how different parameters affect the capacity, degree of separation and energy efficiency of a given separation process

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

be able to combine mass and energy balances with phase equilibria or design of various separation processes comprising equipment size, capacity, degree of separation and energy efficiency

present the solution of a separation problem orally and in writing


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

The following issues are treated:

Laboratory assignments and project assignments are used to introduce separation methods as well as an opportunity for the students to apply their knowledge to separation problems in the chemical and biotechnical industry.

The engineeringĀ attitude to problem solving is stressed.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination, project assignments, seminars and laboratory assignments.

Code: 0109. Name: Lab/Projects.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a passing grade active participation and approval of all laboratory studies and project assignments is required. Contents: Laboratory and project assignment
Code: 0209. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination Contents: The complete course


Required prior knowledge: KETF01 Transport Phenomena, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KAT030, KAT031

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Mattias Alveteg,
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