Mechanical separations - 2013

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Class date(s): 10 September to 03 October 2013
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We will start the course by looking at mechanical separations: i.e. separations where some sort of mechanical energy is added/used during the separation.

References

Please use these references to read ahead and prepare for this section of the course

Sedimentation

  • Geankoplis, C.J. "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles", Chapter 14 in 3rd and 4th edition, McMaster Libraries (reserve)
  • Seader, Henley and Roper, "Separation Process Principles", Chapter 19 in 3rd edition (not present in 2nd edition), McMaster Libraries (reserve)
  • Richardson and Harker, "Chemical Engineering, Volume 2", 5th edition, Chapter 5, page 237 ebook
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Chapter 18.5, Direct link (McMaster subscription)

Screens and particle size characterization

  • Richardson and Harker, "Chemical Engineering, Volume 2", 5th edition, Chapter 1 ebook
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Chapter 21.1, Direct link (McMaster subscription)
  • Seader, Henley and Roper, "Separation Process Principles", page 675 to 679 in 3rd edition (p 648 to 653 in 2nd edition), McMaster Libraries (reserve)
  • Geankoplis, C.J. "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles", Chapter 14 in 3rd and 4th edition, McMaster Libraries (reserve) [very little in here on this topic]

Centrifuges

  • Geankoplis, C.J. "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles", Chapter 14 in 3rd and 4th edition, McMaster Libraries (reserve)
  • Ghosh, R. "Principles of Bioseparations Engineering", Chapter 6, McMaster (reserve)
  • Seader, Henley and Roper, "Separation Process Principles", page 800 to 802 in 3rd edition (not in 2nd edition), McMaster Libraries (reserve)
  • Svarovsky, "Solid-liquid separation", Chapter 7 (3ed and 4ed)
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Chapter 18.8, Direct link (McMaster subscription)
  • A book on centrifuge separations for biotechnology applications

Cyclones

  • Richardson and Harker, "Chemical Engineering, Volume 2", 5th edition, Chapter 1 ebook
  • Sinnot, "Chemical Engineering Design, Volume 6", 4th edition, Chapter 10 ebook
  • Svarovsky, "Solid-liquid separation", Chapter 6 (3ed and 4ed)
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Chapter 17.2, Direct link (McMaster subscription)
  • Geankoplis, C.J. "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles", Chapter 14 in 3rd and 4th edition, McMaster Libraries (reserve)

Filtration

  • Seader, Henley and Roper, "Separation Process Principles", Chapter 19 in 3rd edition
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Chapter 18.7, Direct link (McMaster subscription)
  • Geankoplis, C.J. "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles", Chapter 14 in 3rd and 4th edition, McMaster Libraries (reserve)

Class slides and videos

10 September 2013 (02A): sedimentation

12 September 2013 (02B): sedimentation

13 September 2013 (02C): sedimentation

17 September 2013 (03A): screens and particle sizes

  • We will cover the topics of screens and particle size distributions. Please see the readings above, if you want some more background.
  • Slides for class
  • Audio and video recording of the class

19 September 2013 (03B): centrifuges

  • We will cover the topic of centrifugal separations; some references for reading ahead are listed below: Geankoplis is the most relevant.
  • Slides for class
  • Audio and video recording of the class

20 September 2013 (03C): centrifuges

  • We will continue on the topic of centrifugal separation, wrapping up with an example and a design study.
  • Slides for class
  • Audio and video recording of the class

24 September 2013 (04A): cyclones

26 September 2013 (04B): cyclones

27 September 2013 (04C): filtration

01 October 2013 (05A): filtration

03 October 2013 (05B): filtration

Interesting applications / Enrichment materials