Module Title:   Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1096M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Mechanics & Manufacturing (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr R Patel

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce students to the underlying principles of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering; to give them an understanding of material and energy balances; to introduce them to unsteady-state process systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
1. Lectures designed to give students the ability to use techniques and solve problems of interest to Chemical Engineers.
2. Tutorials to help students apply the knowledge to solve problems.
3. Learning outcomes are assessed by formal examination and coursework.
Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiencies in original submission.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Explain the nature of Chemical engineering processes, use of unit operations in chemical processes, the concept of material and energy balances, phase equilibria, simple unsteady state processes and simple control systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Perform material and energy balance calculations on steady state and simple unsteady-state systms; perform simple phase equilibria calculations; convert physical quantities into different systems of units; perform simple process control calculations.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Manage time to meet deadlines; be able to communicate effectively

  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Examination - closed book
  Coursework   30%
  Essay on chemical processess (<10000 wrds) & figures
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
What is Chemical Engineering? The concept of unit operations. Simple mathematical modelling as a tool for the engineer. Physical quantities important in process systems. Dimensions and units.
Material balances. Material balance calculations involving separations, reactions, purge and recycle. Phase Equilibria. Phase diagram for a single component. The phase rule. Raoult`s law and Dalton`s law. Temperature-composition diagrams for two-component vapour-liquid systems. Non-idealities. Henry`s law. Areotropes. Application of phase equilibria in material balances.

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