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CL3021 - Mass Transfer Operations

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Available to level 3 chemical engineering students.

Transport phenomena approach to mass transfer. Interphase mass transfer. General principles of mass transfer operations in stagewise and continuous contact equipment. Mass transfer effects in separation and reaction systems. Binary distillation, evaporation, gas absorption combined heat and mass transfer in devices such as water cooling towers and dryers, ternary diagrams, liquid-liquid extraction and multicomponent equilibrium and distillation.

Learning Outcomes

  • to apply this knowledge to the design of industrial processes involving mass transfer (e.g. distillation towers, cooling towers, liquid-liquid extraction systems, etc.);
  • to provide students with knowledge of the basic processes of mass transfer.
Prerequisites: CL2501 AND MA2000


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Bobby Mathan.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: 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 official information.