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MEng Chemical Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Batch operation is required for production of highly regulated materials, such as pharmaceuticals, and more recently with the emerging field of bioengineering. There are differences between continuous and batch processes, which need incorporating into a plant design in order for it to be fit for purpose. One of the main factors is the change of conditions with time, resulting in non-steady state conditions.
By the end of this module, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the design, operation, sequencing, scheduling and optimisation of batch operations.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Process Engineering Fundamentals||CHEN10041||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Chemical Reactor Design||CHEN20141||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Chemical Engineering Optimisation||CHEN20051||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
The unit aims to:
Explain the difference between batch and continuous processes, and understand their characteristics in relation to applications.
Allow students to quantitatively design a range batch processes.
Provide students with knowledge on how to optimise batch processes.
Detail how to schedule batch processes effectively to improve system efficiency.
1.Describe the use and synthesis of batch processes.
2.Design batch reactors and apply factors that impact reactor performance.
3.Compare different operation modes (relating to condensers and reboilers) of batch distillation columns.
4.Produce schedules for batch processes and quantify production rates.
5. Describe the control required for batch processes.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will be delivered using asynchronous lecture material which students will be able to work through at their own pace. This will include segments of pre-recorded lectures, worked examples and examples for students to attempt during the lecture. This will be accompanied by written course notes for students to add notes to whilst working through whilst watching course material.
There will also tutorial sessions for students to work through set problems with the support of academic staff and teaching assistants.
Formative assessment will be provided through short blackboard tests which will be released to coincide with relevant lectures and tutorial materials being completed. These will give students to opportunity to get instant feedback on their understanding.
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|Emily Cooksey||Unit coordinator|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.