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MEng Chemical Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Chemical Product Design
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
- Introduction to formulated products.
- Introduction to the product design process and product specification
- Sorting, screening and selection of ideas and routes to market
- Understanding of rheology and how this links to product uses and microstructure
- Use concepts of process design to improve product performance
- Introduction to and modelling key production methods for chemical products
- Understanding of key mixing methods for both batch and continuous production
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Process Fluid Dynamics||CHEN44211||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Science of Formulation||CHEN40441||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
Give a broad knowledge of formulated products within the scope of chemical engineering.
Give an understanding of chemical product properties and how they relate to consumer needs.
Give an understanding of mixing and production of chemical products.
ILO 1. Develop new chemical products based on customer needs.
ILO 2. Screen and select ideas for new products/product improvement
ILO 3. Examine real product properties and relate them to product function.
ILO 4. Analyse key mechanisms for the creation of functional product microstructure.
ILO 5. Design of processes to produce key chemical products taking into account concerns of scale-up and cost.
Teaching and learning methods
Group literature and research review
Office Hour for general queries
Online formative and summative quizzes
Generic feedback provided throught the semester.
E.L. Cussler and G.D. Moggridge; 2011; Chemical Product Design, Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition.
H.A. Barnes, J.F. Hutton, and K. Walters; 1989; An Introduction to Rheology, Elsevier.
E.L. Paul, V.A. Atiemo¿Obeng, and S.M. Kresta; 2003; Handbook of Industrial Mixing: Science and Practice, J. Wiley & Sons.
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|Independent study hours|
|Thomas Rodgers||Unit coordinator|
|Claudio Pereira da Fonte||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.