Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student
*is able to utilize phase equilibrium data in design of separation processes
*is able to design unit operations in product purification and solvent recycling
*is capable of modelling and designing separation processes
*is capable to apply process simulators in solving mass and energy balances of separation processes

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 26.10.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha-Pekka Pokki, Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen, Jenny Thors

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Phase equilibria and thermodynamic models of non-electrolyte and electrolyte systems,
    energy requirements of thermal separation processes,
    role of unit operations in product purification and solvent recycle,
    modelling and design of unit operations and process simulation techniques.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, computer class exercises, mandatory homework assignments, exam

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 12 h
    Exercises 36 h
    Homework assignments 40 h
    Other independent studying 45 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be announced later.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    14 Life Below Water


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.