Course Number: CBE 150B
Course Name: Mass Transport and Separation Processes
Requirement Satisfied: CORE
Past Professors: Bell
Summary: "This course covers two main subjects: mass transfer and separations.
Mass Transfer builds on a lot of what is learned in 150A. Many of the equations and methods are similar to those used in 150A. However, there is less of a focus on deriving from first principles.
Separations seems like a popurri of various methods. Equations and models are heavily used with a focus on solving problems graphically. Remembering various separation methods (ie flash) from CBE 140 can be beneficial."
Official Prereqs: CBE 150B, 141, 140;
Legit Prereqs: same as official, Math 54
Topic Covered: Mass Transfer; Steady/Unsteady State Diffusion; Convective Mass Transfer; Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer; Separations Processes & Thermodynamics; Flash Separations; Absorption and Stripping; Binary Distillation; Liquid-Liquid Extraction; Multicomponent Distillation; Membrane Separations; Adsorption
Workload: "Weekly problem sets graded on accuracy; lots of derivation work in the first part of the course (MT) and many numerical methods in second part (separations).
Problem sets take a pretty long time to do"
When to Take: Junior Fall
What’s Next: 154/162
Usefulness for research / internships: Useful for gaining an intuition of separation processes; industry will likely use modelling softwares so the actual things you use are more or less useless.
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