Solid-fluid separation

lmapr2380  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Solid-fluid separation
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 22.5 h
Main themes
Crystallization/precipitation techniques
Other fluid-solid separation techniques (decantation, centrifugation, filtration including membrane filtration). Operating principles and methods for the selection, sizing and choice of equipment applicable to these unit operations.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Contribution of the activity to the AA (Learning outcomes) referential:
  • LO 1 : 1.1
  • LO 2 : 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
  • LO 3 : 3.1
  • LO 4 : 4.1, 4.2
  • LO 5 : 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6
At the end of this course, the student will be able to :
Understand the theoretical bases and practically apply the operating principles, as well as the selection, sizing and equipment choice methods applicable to unit operations for solid-fluid separation.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
1. Crystal engineering, process of crystal growth and crystallization (Tom L.)

2. Membrane crystallization (Patricia L.)

3. Characterization of particles in suspension in liquids. Efficiency of separation (Patricia L.)

4. Coagulation-flocculation, gravity clarification, hydrocyclones, centrifugal sedimentation (Patricia L.)

5. Filtration, pressure filtration, vacuum filtration, centrifugal filtration (Patricia L.)

6. Pressure membrane systems: MF, UF, NF, RO (Patricia L.)

Lab1. Laboratory session on membrane crystallization

Lab2. Laboratory session on pressure membrane systems (water desalination)
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

1. Crystallization :
In 4 lectures of 2 hours by the course teachers.
2. Other fluid-solid separation techniques :
In 11 lectures of 2 hours by the course teachers. Lectures and flipped classrooms will be organised to address the application of techniques and exercises.
3. Two laboratory sessions are planned.
Most of the lecture will be in online mode (TEAMS)
The exercices and laboratory will be presential, if possible.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Examen écrit (50%)/ normally on campus -- possible that the examen switches to an online mode depending on sanitary conditions.
Flipped classroom + laboratoires (50%)
Other information
It is highly recommended to have attended Thermodynamics - Phase equilibrium course [LMAPR 1310] or similar
Online resources
1. Copie des supports de présentation.  Ces documents sont disponibles sur Moodle.
2. Livres de référence :
  • Separation Process Principles, Third Edition, Henley, Seader and Roper, Editor John Wiley & Sons, 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0470646113..
  • Solid-Liquid Filtration and Separation Technology, Second Edition, A. Rushton, A. Ward, R. Holdich, Editor Wiley VCH, 2000, ISBN-13 978-3527296040
  • Solid/ Liquid Separation: Principles of Industrial Filtration, 1st Edition, S. Tarleton, R. Wakeman, Editor Elsevier Science,2005 , ISBN-13 978-1856174190
  • Fundamental Modeling of Membrane Systems: Membrane and Process Performance, 1st Edition, P. Luis, Editor Elsevier, 2018. ISBN- 9780128134832
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] : ingénieur civil en chimie et science des matériaux

Master [120] : ingénieur civil biomédical