Level of Study
Objectives and Content
The course will cover the fundamental principles of mass transfer processes and phase equilibrium. These principles are applied to the design of equipment for distillation (binary systems as well as multi-component mixtures), extraction, absorption, desorption, drying, crystallisation and membrane technology. Approaches range from simple graphical solutions to the use of process simulation software.
The student should understand
- the laws of thermodynamics
- the principles for conservation of mass and energy
- simple models for molecular transport in fluids (diffusion)
- principles of phase transitions between fluids and fluids and solid phase
The student should have achieved
- .a basis for deepening into more complex industrial systems
- A level of technical communication which is sufficient to communicate with experts even if the students do not continue in the field of the course
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Knowledge of chemical thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The teaching method is
Lectures/ 4 hours per week
Tutorials/2 hours per week
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
As part of the course there are 7 tutorials. 3 of these are related to the use of commercial software for process simulations. These three tutorials, as well as two of the other 4 tutorials, have to be approved in order to get exam from the course. The tutorials is valid for 7 semester.
Forms of AssessmentThe forms of assessment are:.
- Written examination (4 hours),
Examination Support Material
Basic calculator allowed in accordance with the regulations specified by the Faculty.
Approved calculator models include: Casio fx-82ES PLUS and Casio fx-82EX
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Spring semester and autumn semester.
McCabe,Warren, Smith,Julian C., Harriot,Peter: Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering. 5th ed. 1993 McGraw-Hill, Inc. ISBN 0-07-112738-0
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.
Contact information for the course coordinator is available at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Technology are administratively responsible for the course.
Contact information student adviser: email@example.com
Tlf: 55 58 28 64
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 13.06.2018, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Solheimsgt. 18 (Administrasjonsbygget), Eksamenslokale 4. etg.