Advanced Thermodynamics and Separation

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Thermodynamics and Separation

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering, Engineering Science and Math

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Advanced thermodynamics and separations. In this course, the student will learn to apply his or her fundamental knowledge of transport phenomena with concepts in thermodynamics to develop models for industrial separation operations, in conjunction with additional study of thermodynamics of phase equilibria for multi-component systems. The modelling will include graphical, shortcut, and rigorous models for stagewise operations. Separation operations examined include liquid-liquid extraction, binary and multicomponent distillation, azeotropic, extractive and reactive distillation; solid-liquid extraction and absorption. The student will learn how to synthesize separation sequences in a way to conserve energy and minimise capital losses.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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