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SLE229 - Introduction to Separation Science

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Zoe Smith


One of SLE152, SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 4 hour practicals per  trimester.


Areas of study will include the following: classification of chromatographic processes (adsorption, partition and ion exchange); thermodynamic and kinetic theory of chromatography; separation performance (resolution versus retention time); instrumentation for capillary GC (columns, injectors, detectors and temperature programming); instrumentation for HPLC (columns, detectors and gradient elution); capillary electrophoresis and applications of both GC and HPLC to separation and quantitation of priority substances.


Three class tests (25% each) 75%, practical exercise (four laboratory sessions – single report) 25%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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