Archived: Mass Transfer Applications Short Course

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

Date: 27 June - 27 June 2023

Location: Online Platform

Tutors: Mr Robert Peeling

This online short course will look at Vapour-liquid and liquid- liquid separations and 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 course will take place on an on line platform on the following date:

Tuesday 27 June | 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST (British Summer Time)

Covering the following topics;

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

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 | June 12 – 15

∗  Fluid Transfer and Liquid Mixing Short Course | June 26th 

∗  Heat Transfer Equipment and Drying Short Course | June 30th

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

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.

Additional Modules to Complement this course

To complement this course, Britest are delighted to offer three additional modules that will further your knowledge in Chemical Engineering.   You will be able to select these courses during your booking process, each module is priced at £299.00 each, please note if you select all three modules you will receive one FREE.   This discount will be applied upon registration and check out.

Fluid Transfer and Mixing – Elective Module 1 | Monday June 26th
2.00 – 5.00pm BST

This one day short course will look at:

Fluid transfer systems

  • Reynolds number
  • Pressure drop in pipes
  • Types of pump and pump selection

Liquid mixing

  • Applications of mixing
  • Types of agitators
  • Mixing regimes and their effects on process
  • Solid-liquid and gas-liquid mixing

Mass Transfer Applications – Elective Module 2 | Tuesday June 27
2.00 – 5.00pm BST

This one day short course will look at:

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

Heat Transfer Equipment and Drying, Elective Module 3: | Friday June 30th
2.00 – 5.00pm BST

This one day short course will look at:

Heat transfer utilities and equipment

  • Types of heat transfer equipment
  • Heat transfer in batch vessels
  • Evaporation
  • Joule-Thomson effect


  • Humidity and the drying process
  • Application to solvents
  • Dryer design & equipment


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