Course Title : Solid-Phase Separation Engineering

Code 73080
Course Year 3rd year
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor ,

Course Description

To understand various separation opertions used in industrial chemical processes, multiphase transport phenomena, transport properties, methods to design separation operations will be lectured. Expecially, drying, adsorption, menbrane separation and crystallization will be taken as practical examples.


Evaluation will be made based on midterm exam, routine exam at the end of semester, and reports often given in lectures.

Course Goals

The present course aims at achieving the following three goals by taking some types of solid-phase separation operations for example: (1) understanding mass balance, heat balance, and simultaneous transport phenomena of mass and heat, (2) cultivating the ability to design and develop separation units and materials used for multi-phase separations, and (3) developing knowledge on recent trends of separation techniques.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Adsorption Operations 4 Adsorption equlibrium as dynamic equilibrium, adsorption isotherm, diffusion in pores and at surface, adsorption rate, and so forth will be explained. In addition, how to disign adsorption operation and how to calculate breakthrough curve in fixed bed type adsorbing column will be lectured.
Humidification Operations 1 Humidication operation will be lectured as example of simultaneous transport of heat and mass at gas-liquid interface. The students will understand the idea of wet-bulb temperature and how to use humidity chart.
Drying Operations 4 The mechanisms and kinetics of drying and expertise to select and desing of tne dyring unit type will be lectured, relating operation condistions with properties of the dried products.
Membrane Separation Operations 3 With the main focus on the gas separation, permeability equations and process designs of membrane separation processes will be lectured.
Crystallization Operations 2 The mechanism of the crystallization and kinetic analysis of the crystal growth will be lectured, followed by the explanation on the population balance required for the design of apparatuses. Finally, students’ understanding on the course will be tested.
Feedback class 1 A supplementary lecture or exercise class will be conducted as an additional class to give advanced knowledge or to confirm the attainment level of the course goals.


"Gendai Kagaku Kogaku," K. Hashimoto and F. Ogino (Sangyo Tosho)
"Kanso Gijutu Jitsumu Nyumon," H. Tamon (Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun)


"Kagakukikai no Riron to Keisan," S. Kamei (Sangyo Tosho)


Introduction to Industrial Chemistry (Material and energy balances),
Fundamentals of Chemical Process Engineering,
Fluid-Phase Separation Engineering

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Additional Information

Lecture will be given basen on the textbook. Exercise problems will be given to students to deepen understanding in due course.