Archived: Mass Transfer Applications – Module 2

A online course delivered by Britest Ltd in conjunction with Scientific Update

Date: 12 May - 12 May 2022

Location: Online Platform

Tutors: Mr Robert Peeling

This online short course is an extension of the well-received “Chemical Engineering: What Scientists and Other Disciplines Need to Know” course.

2.00pm – 5.00pm BST (British Summer Time)

Vapour-liquid and liquid- liquid separations are some of the essential techniques for recovering valuable products from mixtures. Rob Peeling will introduce you to what scientists need to know about chemical engineering basis behind distillation, absorption and solvent extraction.

The module has been developed, and is presented, by chemical engineer/chemist – Rob Peeling – who specialises in facilitating knowledge transfer and understanding between different scientific and engineering disciplines working at the R&D-manufacturing interface. It does not dwell on the derivation of mathematical formulae or equations used in chemical engineering design, but instead focuses on what other disciplines need to know about the information and data that chemical engineers require for design, scale-up and process troubleshooting.

Chemical engineering without mathematics is impossible, but only relevant mathematics is presented at a level that should not trouble anyone with a numerate scientific degree.   Other disciplines do not need to know how to design plants or equipment and the modules do not attempt to teach this. They focus on understanding chemical engineering principles to promote clear communication between disciplines, facilitating information and knowledge transfer.

The session is structured to provide flexibility in a online training environment.  Interactivity is retained by enabling participants to split out into virtual break-out rooms to work on examples that help cement understanding of the material presented.

If you are interested in the other courses for this topic, please click the links below for more information;

∗  An Introduction to Chemical Engineering | April 25th – 28th

∗  Fluid Transfer and Liquid Mixing: Module 1 | Wednesday, May 11th

∗  Heat Transfer Equipment and Drying: Module 3 | Friday, May 13th

Please note: Should you wish to attend all fours courses, there is a special discount.

Session Outline

  • Introduction to column contactors
  • Gas absorption
  • Distillation
  • Solvent extraction processes and equipment

Module Objectives

  • Chemists, biologists and engineers regularly interact and collaborate in process R&D projects. For effective team working they should each understand the needs and objectives of the other disciplines.
  • These modules give scientists and other engineering disciplines an introduction to some key aspects of the application of chemical engineering science to…
    • 1) Fluid transfer and liquid mixing
    • 2) Mass transfer applications
    • 3) Heat transfer equipment and Drying
  • The objective is to enable delegates to be aware of the impact of chemical engineering principles on successful scale-up and process problem solving.  The principle aim is that delegates will be able to discuss chemical engineering issues affecting their processes and relate them to their own areas of expertise.

What's Included

The course fee includes:

  • One module
  • Course certificate at the end
  • E Reader version of the manual

Please note recordings of any sessions will not be shared.


Online BASF Delegate

It was truly useful training! I revised a lot of topics! The tutors are professionals and experts in the chemical engineering area.

Online BASF Delegate

Really well-organized! Interesting and useful topics!

Online F.I.S. Delegate

The course makes scientists think of chemical process from a different standpoint