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ENGS 495 - Phase Equilibrium and Separations II

Course Description:
Continuation of study of the concepts of thermodynamic phase equilibrium and their application to large-scale separation processes used in industrial practice. Topics studied will include vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibrium, nonideal solution behavior and nonideal gas behavior, diffusion and mass transfer, rate-based continuous contact, distillation, absorption, and extraction, binary and multicomponent systems, other separation processes, and equipment design considerations.

Course Objectives [and Relationship to Program Learning Objectives]:
•  Perform vapor-liquid equilibrium calculations for nonideal gases using fugacity methods. [1,2]
•  Understand and apply the mass transfer theory underlying diffusion. [1,2]
•  Model and perform separation calculations for continuous contact in packed towers. [1,2]
•  Estimate capacity of packed towers. [1,2]
•  Model and perform multicomponent distillation calculations. [1,2]
•  Understand enhanced distillation techniques. [1,2]
•  Understand a variety of alternative separation processes.
•  Model and perform calculations for specific alternative separation processes. [1,2]
•  Develop a preliminary process design for a complex separation process. [1,2]
•  Solve problems and communicate results using process simulation software. [1,2,3]
•  Use software tools for solving separation problems. [1,2,3]