Thermal Separation Processes

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jupke
Lecture: 2 hrs
Tutorials: 1 hrs
Course schedule: Please get them from the Course calendar RWTHOnline
Lecture notes: Please get them from RWTH moodle
Semester: Winterterm
Language: German
Exam: Written Exam

The course Thermal Separation Processes covers the most important thermal unit operations that are relevant to industry. The class is based on the preceding lectures Thermodynamics of Mixtures and Unit Operations in Process Engineering. Using the established concept of equilibrium-stage operations, the needed technical equipment can be determined independently from thermodynamics. The independent calculation simplifies specification of complex process engineering equipment. Based on equilibrium-stage operations, different thermal separation processes, e.g. rectification processes or the extraction processes are covered. The design of the columns is achieved either by way of calculation, using short-cut models, or graphically with the help of diagrams. Further topics are the constructional design and important components of process engineering equipment.

Substantial topics of the course are

  • Continuous rectification
  • Batch-rectification
  • Liquid-Liquid extraction
  • Solid-Liquid extraction
  • Absorption und desorption
  • Crystallization
  • Chromatography
  • Adsorption.

Detailed information and corresponding educational materials can be found on the RWTH moodle page.