Separation Processes (CEAC302) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Separation Processes CEAC302 4 2 0 5 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ENE 302 or AE 307
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Enver Güler
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To provide students the basic concepts of phase-equilibrium and rate-based mass transport as applied to separations.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Design single stage and multistage equilibrium chemical processes - product recovery, purity and separation power, azeotropic systems, flash calculations, multicomponent systems, cascades and degree of freedom analysis.
  • Describe thermodynamic and mass transfer principles- ideal gas, ideal liquid solutions, PVT models for non-ideal property models, activity coefficient models for liquid phase, molecular diffusion and diffusion coefficients, diffusion in laminar and turbulent flow, mass transfer at fluid-fluid interface and overall mass transfer coefficients.
  • Design absorption, distillation, and liquid extraction processes.
  • Design parameters in separation techniques.
Course Content Mass transfer operations, binary distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, multicomponent separations, absorption, supercritical extraction, membrane separations, fluid-solid separations, adsorption.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction, Thermodynamics Chapters 1-2
2 Thermodynamics Chapter 2
3 Mass Transfer and Difffusion Chapter 3
4 Single Equilibrium Stages Chapter 4
5 Binary Distillation Chapter 7
7 Cascades, Hybrid Systems Chapter 5
8 Multicomponent Separations Chapter 9
9 Multicomponent Separations Chapter 9
10 Adsorption, Stripping Chapter 6
11 Adsorption, Stripping Chapter 6
13 Liquid-liquid Extraction Chapter 8
14 Liquid-liquid Extraction Chapter 8
15 Membranes Chapter 14


Course Book 1. Separation Process Principles, 3rd Edition, Seader, J. D., and Henley E. J., John Wiley & Sons, NY (2011)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 6 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 6 20
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 20
Toplam 15 100
Percentage of Semester Work 80
Percentage of Final Work 20
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems. X
2 An ability to analyze and model a domain specific problem, identify and define the appropriate requirements for its solution. X
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a chemical engineering system or a system component to meet specified requirements. X
4 An ability to use the modern techniques and engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practices. X
5 An ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data to understand chemical engineering and applied chemistry requirements. X
6 The ability to demonstrate the necessary organizational and business skills to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams or individually. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning. X
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. X
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Laboratory 6 4 24
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 6 4 24
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 175