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BJ02A3030 Solid-Liquid Separation, 5 cr 
Code BJ02A3030  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Solid-Liquid Separation  Abbreviation Solid-Liquid Se 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Mikko Huhtanen 
Antti Häkkinen 
Ritva Tuunila 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta, kokonaan verkossa / full digi

Distance learning possible, except for laboratory work measurements, which are arranged for distance learning students in fixed contact teaching days at LUT.

Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Antti Häkkinen, Associate Professor, D.Sc. (Tech) Ritva Tuunila


After completing the module the student can: - know the fundamental phenomena insolid-liquid separation - name different methods and equipment used for solid-liquid separation - select and size suitable equipment for separation processes based on suspension properties and data from laboratory tests - explain the effects of the characteristics of the solid material and the liquid on the separation and post treatment processes - define different filter media used in filtration and make a preliminary selection of a medium for different cases - perform an experimental test in laboratory scale - write a scientific report.


The topics are as follows: Fundamentals of solid-liquid separation, filtration methods, operation of filters, cake formation and washing, deliquoring, design and modeling of filters and scale-up. Filter media and blinding. Experimental design in filtration test work.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 18h, exercises 18 h, filtration laboratory work + report 20 h, literature review 20 h, Self-study 54 h.
Total workload 130 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, Moodle exams and home assignments 60%, laboratory work 20%, literature review 20%.

Course Materials 

Additional material will be informed at lectures.


Knowledge of the fundamentals of particle characterization and mechanical separation methods.
Recommended literature: Fundamentals of Particle Technology by Richard Holdich, Chapters 1–8.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 10 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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