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Module Title LC Process Design and Analysis 2
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 33512
Module Lead Dr. Iain Kings
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-12 hours
Seminar-4 hours
Tutorial-10 hours
Guided independent study-74 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module follows directly from the PDA-A. All of the process analysis techniques will be assumed, and students will apply these to the design of a chemical process.
The student will learn the importance of setting clear objectives, based on research into the technical, legislative and socio-economic backgrounds to the problem, of making an initial assessment of a client's problem, and then developing a structured approach to the design process, both individually and within teams. Associated with this will be the identification of realistic assumptions and estimates. Students will learn to develop analyses of integrated processing systems with material and energy balance calculations leading to more complex flowsheeting understanding. In a reciprocal manner, students will be expected to be able to interpret complex flowsheets, and perform network analysis on the units included including complex material and energy balances.
Further material regarding ethical implications of chemical engineering design will be delivered, and students will learn where and how to seek and use information on safety and loss prevention, including the identification of chemical, physical and environmental hazards and the gaining of an understanding of key legislation (fires, explosions and other accidents; pollution and its prevention; COSHH, toxic and biological hazards; selection of materials for containment).
Students will undertake and present, as teams, a feasibility study for the design of a plant that carries out a chemical process on an industrial scale that will include material and energy balancing, equipment sizing, and economic analysis (costing). This project also involves the completion of a Hazard Study 1 that will inform the overall feasibility study.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Have the technical and mathematical expertise necessary to research, analyse, quantify and summarise industrial chemical processes, to be able to apply these principles to the design of a full-scale industrial chemical process, and to be able to evaluate the feasibility of such a design.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of safety and loss prevention as illustrated by historical precedents and the current legislative environment, incorporating the concepts of hazard, risk, loss and intrinsic safety, and be familiar with the need to conduct Hazard Studies within the context of Chemical Engineering Design.
  • Work effectively as part of a team in order to pursue a specific objective.
Assessment 33512-01 : Online Main Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Computer-based (50%)
33512-02 : Group Design Report : Coursework (40%)
33512-03 : Group Design Presentation : Presentation (10%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: (1) 30 page group design report (50%) & (2) 2hr unseen examination (50%)
Reassessment: 100% 2hr unseen examination
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