COURSE NAME SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY
COURSE CODE: SCT4022
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR ABDUL RAHMAN BIN HASSAN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course introduces the students to the various separation technologies of chemical systems. The syllabus include the design of equilibrium-based separation such as distillation, absorption/stripping, extraction and crystallization; rate based separation techniques by membranes technology and also advanced technology for complex separations processes.  In the a case study, the specific separation process based membranes technology will be covered with emphasis on processes and operations employed towards the rapid growth of the industry, long term reliability, security of supply and the sustainable development of the advanced separation technology and industries.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: Semester VII / Year 4
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE

TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING

L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

27

T

 

0

P

 

15

O

 

0 

L + T + P + O = 80  HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The module aims to:

·         To acquire and apply knowledge of various chemical separation technologies used in Industry

·         To introduce students with the engineering approach to solve separation process-related problems scientifically and critically.

·         To expose students to the main separation technology used in chemical industries, its processes and operations.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Identify the various chemical separation technology, its principles, development and operations (LO1, C3).

2.     Display engineering approach to manage the industrial separation technology critically (LO3 – P4, CTPS3)

3.     Share thoughts on the strength, impact and the future of the separation technology petrochemical production industries to improve economic, environmental and social benefits (LO7 – A3, LL2).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good critical thinking, good interpersonal communication skills, team spirit and leadership skills through a process of formal lectures and oral presentations.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, using authentic materials from various resources.

Assessment strategy:

·         Formative

·         Summative

SYNOPSIS:

 

This course will present and elaborate introduction about the separation process, principles of separation and development of separation technology. The separation technologies which commonly used in chemical industries such distillation, absorption, extraction, crystallization and membranes will be discussed. Moreover, the industrial equipment/technology for separation of various chemical compounds/systems will be elaborated.  The case study on the membranes separation technology for water, environment and chemical processes will be addressed. Application of the membranes into various chemical industries such refining, water processing, gas separation, biotechnology and wastewater will be details.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, quizzes, assignments (project)
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
·         Cognitive (C)

 

·         Psychomotor & Affective (P & A)

·         Tests

·         Quizzes

·         Assignments (Industrial project)

·         Presentation

30

10

10

10

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination Structured type questions 40
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     C.J. Geankoplis; Transport processes and separation process principles, 4th ed., Prentice Hall 2003

2.     J. W. Baker; Membranes Separation Technology, 2007

3.     J.D. Seader and E.J. Henley; Separation Process Principles, 2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2005

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING