FPEN 302: Separation Processes


Objectives: to understand the different principles and concepts governing various separation processes and to show students the impact of selected separation techniques in food processing.

Description: In this course, students are introduced to the theory and applications of Equilibrium staged separation processes commonly encountered in industrial processes. Some key topics include gas absorption, absorption in packed towers; contact equilibrium processes, evaporation, membrane separations, distillation (batch and continuous binary).  Other processes involving solvent extraction in the food industry, including liquid-liquid extraction, solid-liquid extraction; super critical fluid extraction will be discussed. Other concepts such as leaching, fundamentals of adsorption and ion exchange as well as crystallization will be covered.