CL3021 - Mass Transfer Operations
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to level 3 chemical engineering students.
This Subject is divided in two main parts: mass transport processes and unit operations.
The 1st part consists of the fundamentals of mass transport in gases, liquids and
solids, including the mass transport models for molecular diffusion, convective mass
transfer coefficient, interphase mass transfer, Fick's law and models for mass transfer
coefficients. The 2nd part contains the application of mass transfer mechanisms in
separation processes, such as absorption and stripping, liquid-liquid extraction,
membrane separation, adsorption, drying, crystallisation and distillation. McCabe-Thiele
method will be introduced for the design and calculation of equipment dimensions.
- employ fundamental relations in calculation associated with gas, liquid and solid
- calculate equipment dimensions using mass transport models;
- combine theoretical knowledge on mass transport with experimental and analysis skills;
- discuss relevance of mass transport concepts in different unit operations, such as
drying, adsorption, crystallisation and membrane separation.
||CL2501 AND MA2000
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr George Vamvounis
||Dr George Vamvounis, Dr Elsa Dos Santos Antunes.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours on-campus > Lectures
- 26 hours on-campus > Tutorials
- 4 hours on-campus > Practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50% - 70%); (30% - 50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest