ENCH496-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Advanced Separations

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


Advanced topics in separation methods including: packed column and multicomponent distillations, evaporation, advanced membrane separations, adsorption, supercritical technology, separations in environmental engineering, sedimentation and centrifugation.

The course covers:
• Packed column distillation, multicomponent distillation
• Evaporation
• Membrane separations
• Pervaporation
• Adsorption processes
• Liquid-liquid extraction
• Air quality control
• Separations in environmental engineering
• Supercritical fluid technology

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should be able to:
  • Develop process designs for any of the separations covered with a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena occurring.
  • Carry out detailed design calculations for separation processes
  • Be able to select the appropriate technology for a particular separation and thus provides knowledge and skills needed in ENCH494 (Process Design 3) and useful to chemical and process engineering graduates.


Timetable Note

36 lectures, 1 test and 1 assignment.

Physical attendance at all lectures is highly encouraged.

Students who attend lectures regularly are likely to perform better in the course.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Alex Yip

This is a compulsory course. It provides preparation for ENCH494.


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 60%
Assignment 05 May 2022 20%
Test 30 Mar 2023 20% Closed-book test/exam, no restriction on calculator.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Seader, J. D. , Henley, Ernest J., Roper, D. Keith; Separation process principles : chemical and biochemical operations ; 3rd ed; Wiley, 2011.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,164.00

International fee $5,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

All ENCH496 Occurrences

  • ENCH496-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023