Module Title:   Process Design

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2091M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof H Benkreira

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof I Mujtaba

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
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 example classes

Lectures:   30.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          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...

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 materials 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   30%
 
  Group mini project on one of the aspects of process design , <750wd)
  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
 
  Examination - closed book.
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
 
  Supplementary

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction tp 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.
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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