Mechanical separations - 2014

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Class date(s): 10 September to 07 October 2014
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Date Class number Topic Slides for class Video and audio files References and Notes
10 September 02B Sedimentation Slides Audio

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.

  • Geankoplis, C.J. "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles", Chapter 14 in 3rd and 4th edition, McMaster Libraries
  • Seader et al., "Separation Process Principles", Chapter 19 in 3rd edition (not present in 2nd edition), McMaster Libraries
  • 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)
12 September 02C Sedimentation Slides Video Audio
16 September 03A Sedimentation Slides Video Audio
17 September 03B Sedimentation Slides Video Audio
17 September 03C Particle size characterization Slides Video Audio
  • 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
  • Geankoplis, C.J. "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles", Chapter 14 in 3rd and 4th edition, McMaster Libraries [very little in here on this topic]
19 September 03D Particle size characterization Slides Video Audio
  • We wrap up particle size characterization in this class.
19 September 03E Centrifuges Slides Video Audio

We will cover the topic of centrifugal separations; some references for reading ahead are listed below: Geankoplis is the most relevant.

  • Geankoplis, C.J. "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles", Chapter 14 in 3rd and 4th edition, McMaster Libraries
  • 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
  • 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
23 September 04A Centrifuges Slides Video Audio

We continue our coverage of centrifugal separations.

24 September 04B Centrifuges Slides Video Audio

We wrap up our coverage of centrifuges with a design problem.

26 September 04C Filtration

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Kushlani will lead the class (I am away today) and introduce the topic of filtration. [There won't be a video recording of this class].

Here are some resources on the topic:

  • 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)
30 September 05A Filtration

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We continue on with the filtration section of the course that Kushlani had started last week.

01 October 05B Filtration

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We will apply all the concepts learned in a large example.

03 October 05C Cyclones

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We will finish up the filtration section of the course; and spend most of the time starting on the new cyclone section.

  • 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)
07 October 06A Cyclones

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A spreadsheet with the cyclone calculation, so you can solve the problem we covered in class.

08 October 06B Cyclones

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Here is an extra reading on Grade Efficiency related to today's class.