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Separation Principles and Processes
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Online & on-campus
- 11 Jul 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain the chemical and physical principles and processes relating to the separation industries
- Apply chemistry knowledge, relevant to industry, in a practical setting
- Analyse industry relevant separation principles and processes such as adsorption, distillation, filtration and extraction
- Evaluate industry challenges and opportunities to propose improvements and innovations
- 1. Chemical and physical separation, such as: - Mixtures - Decantation - Evaporation - Centrifugation - Filtration
- 2. Chemical and physical separation, such as: - Solvent extraction - Crystallisation/ Precipitation - Sublimation
- 3. Chemical and physical separation, such as: - Column separation, - Simple & fractional distillation
- 4. Chemical and physical separation, such as: - Magnetic separation - Electrochemical separation - Chromatography
- 5. Separation Industries Processes, e.g. - Alcohol and Beverage Industry
- 6. Separation Industries Processes, e.g. - Alcohol and Beverage Industry
- 7. Separation Industries Processes, e.g. - Natural Products, Oils & Essential Oils
- 8. Separation Industries Processes, e.g. - Dairy & Other Industries
- 9. Separation Industries Processes, e.g. - Water Purification and Treatment
- 10. Continuous Improvement and ProblemSolving Strategies - Defining a Problem - Root Cause Analysis
- 11. Separation Industries Processes
- 12. Assessment Task 3
- 13. Recap/Wrap Up
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- Attendance requirements - Students will be required to attend 1 face to face workshop in Launceston, Tasmania for a period of 2 days. This workshop will occur in week 5 of the semester, more information will be available prior to semester commencement.
Chemical and physical separation principles underpin many industries of the modern world. In this subject you will extend your knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of substances and their interactions. Through laboratory-based and other activities you will investigate separation principles and they apply to processes such as distillation, extraction, adsorption and filtration in a variety of industries. You will consider complex problems as well as the challenges and opportunities relevant to the application of these processes in industry.
In conjunction with the discipline theory, this subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.
- AT2: Separation Process Investigation and Explanation (30%)
- AT3: Separation Industry Problem (Wicked Problem) (40%)
- AT1: Separation in the Laboratory (30%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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