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: 02.09.2024 - 17.10.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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:

    Course materials provided during the course.

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


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I
    2025-2026 Autumn I


    Max. 125 students will be admitted to the course. Students are prioritized in the following order 1. Students in the Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering master's programme; in the Chemical and Process Engineering, Biomass Refining and Biotechnology majors; and in the Bioprocess Engineering specialization track. 2. Other students.

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.