Solid-fluid separation

lmapr2380  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Solid-fluid separation
5.00 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.
Learning outcomes

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.
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
1. Crystallization :
In 4 lectures poscast and 4 hours questions/responses.
2. Other fluid-solid separation techniques :
Lectures by the course teachers and flipped classrooms will be organised to address the application of techniques and exercises.
3. Two laboratory sessions are planned.
Lectures will be in online mode (TEAMS) or presential.
The exercices and laboratory will be presential, if possible.
Evaluation methods
There is a continuous evaluation throughout the term. You will be evaluated on :
- Article to analyze on crystallization.
- Reports and presentations based on the flipped classrooms.
- Reports on the laboratory sessions.
- Quiz (short questions, multiple choice, etc) on general concepts learned during the course.
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
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering