TKP4105 - Separation Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course is a standard theoretical course with some practical laboratory work. The theoretical course treats the theory of mass transfer unit operations with applications to distillation, absorption, drying, air conditioning, adsorption, membrane separation, and crystallization. The laboratory experiments are part of the basic process laboratory. In the laboratory part, Heinz Preisig and Gøril Flatberg are the coordinators.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, students should be able to: - understand and explain basic mass transfer mechanisms - understand and apply relevant phase diagrams and enthalpy diagrams - understand and discuss the main principles of the different separation technologies and identify key variables - apply equilibrium, mass transport and balance equations in order to develop mathematical models and/or graphic solutions - analyze the separation processes especially with focus on the effect of different process variables on design, operation, performance and efficiency - evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different separation technologies and make qualified choices for specific applications - dimension separation processes, suggest improvements

Learning methods and activities

The course is given as a combination of lectures, exercises, self-study, and laboratory work. Admission to the exam requires both felleslab as well as 80% of the exercises being approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Felles lab
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The grade is based on a final written exam that counts 100%. In order to take the final written exam, both the compulsory felleslab (lab work) and exercises have to be approved. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Seader, Henley, Roper: Separation Process Principles, Wiley. Additional lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK2010 7.5
TKJE3004 3.0 AUTUMN 2018
KP3010 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemical Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-11 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 82
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 6
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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