Module Catalogues

Introduction to Separation Sciences

Module Title Introduction to Separation Sciences
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2018/19
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

This course covers the theory and application of common separation techniques in use in chemistry. The main focus is however, on chromatographic techniques. Detail theoretical background and instrumentation for HPLC and GC will be given.

Learning outcomes

A Explain the terminology used in separation sciences
B Describe the general methods used for separation of mixtures and select the most appropriate one in industry and research settings
C Discuss the principles governing the separation of molecules and ions in chromatography
D Explain plate number and separation power of column
E Discuss the key configuration of HPLC and GC
F Critically discuss the principle of electrophoresis
G Discuss the application of these separation techniques in industries and research settings

Method of teaching and learning

Lectures, tutorial and course works