ENCH496-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Advanced Separations

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 F3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 443
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre
25 Mar - 31 Mar

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 50%
Test 27 Mar 2024 20% Closed-book test/exam, no restriction on calculator.
Assignment 03 May 2024 30%

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 $1,197.00

International fee $6,000.00

* 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

  • ENCH496-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024