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KBT011 - Separation technology 2
Separationsteknik 2
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-07 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIKEL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 64118
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: D+
Maximum participants: 35
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   30 Oct 2020 am J   05 Jan 2021 am J,  19 Aug 2021 am J
0206 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Industrial Chemistry LKT084, Physical Chemistry LKT053, Applied Thermodynamics LKT320.


Studies in Separation and Chemical Engineering Design aims to provide knowledge of the most important chemical engineering unit operations in industries for separation. Knowledge in the function of separation equipment, design, capacity and economic operation is important. An accurate design of separation equipment plays a vital role in environmental and energy correct design of all types of industrial processes.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Describe unit operations by mechanical action heat and/or mass transfer between phases.
  • Explain the phenomena that the separation methods are based on, separating agent and driving force.
  • Formulate and use phase equilibrium relations for systems with vapor/liquid, solid/liquid, liquid/liquid equilibrium.
  • Able to apply methods for design and calculation of capacity of equipment for separation and their function.
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate pretreatment steps and suitable separation method from mixture properties and separation requirements.
  • Formulate an appropriate sequence of separation operations to achieve the separation requirements.


The course consist of a theoretical part, 6 credits, and a part with laboratory work, 1,5 credits. In the course evaporation is studied as a single effect and multiple effects with methods for design and calculation of capacity. In connection with evaporation the concept of boiling point rise is studied and the influence of that in heat transfer during the evaporation process. Mechanical unit operations are discussed with filtration and sedimentation as examples with methods for design and calculation of capacity. As an orientation centrifugation is discussed. The unit operation drying is studied, design and rating methods. The theory of heat and mass transfer by contact between air and water is presented.


The course includes lectures, demonstration exercises supplemented by own exercises for the students. The course includes the laboratory parts, evaporation, filtration, sedimentation, centrifugation and fluidization. in the course there is a project in evaporation.


Henley, E. J., Seader, J., D., Roper, D.K., Separation process Principles. Third Edition. ISBN; 978-0-470-64611-3.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written examination with a part with theory and one with calculations. To obtain a final grade requires also completed and approved laboratory work and project.

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