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Advanced Separation Technology Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) BE Chemical Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Adsorption Process
  • Modern absorbent such as Activated carbon, molecular sieves of various types, Activated Alumina.
  • Their characteristics and applications.
  • Regeneration & Activation of absorbents.
  • Thermal & pressure swing process.
  • Fixed bed, Moving bed, stimulated moving bed and other processing schemes.
  • Design of adsorption process for separation and purification.
  • Industrial Examples
200.00 Foam Fractionation Process
  • Foam Formation, coalescence, collapse and drainage phenomena Adsorption properties of foams.
  • Modes of operation of foam fraction equipment.
  • Principal of froth flotation, properties of foam relevant to the flotation equipment.
  • Application of froth flotation to mineral processing, protein and enzyme separation, waste water treatment.
300.00 Liquid Chromatographic Process
  • Basic concept of chromatography, phenomena and characterization.
  • Various chromatography options.
  • Typical Chromatographic separation systems for preparative chromatography.
  • Equipment characteristics of solids, their selection for various applications.
  • Column design and filling.
  • Applications of chromatography in separation of enzymes and proteins.
  • Industrial Examples.
400.00 Membrane Process
  • Introduction to the membrane process,definition of membrane, importance, process.
  • Characterization of membranes:- Characterization of porous membranes, characterization of ionic membranes, characterization of non-ionic membranes.
  • Preparation of synthetic membranes.
  • Preparation of phase inversion membranes.
  • Preparation techniques for immersion precipitation, preparation techniques for composite membranes, influence of various parameters on membrane morphology, preparation of inorganic membranes.
  • Transport process in membrane driving force, transport through porous membranes, transport through non- porous membranes and transport in ion-exchange membranes.
  • Polarization phenomenon and fouling concentration polarization, characteristic flux behaviour in pressure driven membrane preparation, various models, temperature polarization, membrane fouling, methods to reduce fouling.
  • Modules and process design plate, and frame, spiral wound, tubular, capillary, hollow fibre modules and their comparison, system design.
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