Module Title:   Process Design

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3313L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Professor I.M. Mujtaba

Additional Tutor(s):   Professor H. Benkreira

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Introduce students to the principles of Process Design, starting from a knowledge of the chemistry involved and taking into account the constraints: chemical, technical, environmental, safety and economic.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures and examples classes. All module learning outcomes are assessed via a group project and examination.
Group project: To complete (i) process selection (ii) develop process flowsheet (iii) carry out the preliminary mass and energy balance on the given design project.
Note: This group project will be linked to final year Design Project and 1 hr/week tutorial will be provided by the Design Project supervisors. Individual mark will be assigned based on peer review.
Supplementary assessment: Group project marks will be carried forward. Detailed description is as above. Individuals failing the group project will be assigned a similar project to carry out as supplementary.

Lectures:   36.00          Directed Study:   150.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

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

Describe typical schemes for maximising the selectivity of a process, depending on the chemistry; describe methods for designing separation trains and heat exchange networks.

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

Construct flow sheets for a given chemical process starting from a knowledge of the chemistry; perform approximate material balances using shortcut procedures to estimate capital and operating costs of a process; evaluate a proposed process against the constraints.

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

Obtain relevant chemical and process data and apply these in the chemical process design; communication (writing) and interpersonal (teamwork).

  Coursework   50%
  Group report (50%) - Individual contribution 2000 words (+figures and tables)
  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  Formal Examination 2 hours

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to process synthesis:
The constraints on process synthesis; chemical, technical, environmental, safety and economic.
Shortcut techniques for capital and operating cost estimation (break even point, cash flow).
Reaction and recycle structures of flowsheets. Mass and Energy balance around process flowsheet.
Synthesis of separation trains, order of columns within distillation units.
Heat exchange networks and process integration.
Process safety, health and the environment.

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