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Kevin T Hodgson
BSE 421
Seattle Campus

Bioresource Engineering II

Introduces basic mass transfer processes and physical basis: diffusion, convection, and mass transfer coefficients. Analyzes separation processes used in forest products and bioresources industries: membrane separations, flow through porous media, leaching and extraction, and evaporation. Includes industrial processes: dialysis, reverse osmosis, fiber web formation, pulp washing, and black liquor evaporation. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BSE 420. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Introduction to basic mass transfer processes and the physical basis for them: diffusion, convection, and mass transfer coefficients. Engineering analysis of separation processes used in the forest products and bioresources industries: membrane separations, flow through porous media, leaching and extraction, and evaporation. Technology and equipment for industrial processes: dialysis, reverse osmosis, fiber web formation, pulp washing, and black liquor evaporation.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, Homework, Exams, Quizzes

Recommended preparation

Required prerequisites: CHEM E 310; 325/260; 330, and 340. (ME 331 can substitute for CHEM E 340) Recommend prerequisites: BSE 420; 406

Class assignments and grading

Problems based on the lecture material and textbook readings.

Point totals from homework, quizzes, and exams


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Kevin T Hodgson
Date: 03/06/2012