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MEng Chemical Engineering with Energy and Environment / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|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.
ILO: 1.Describe the use and synthesis of batch processes.
ILO: 2.Design batch reactors and apply factors that impact reactor performance.
ILO: 3.Compare different operation modes (relating to condensers and reboilers) of batch distillation columns.
ILO: 4.Produce schedules for batch processes and quantify production rates.
ILO: 5. Describe the control required for batch processes.
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures provide fundamental aspects supporting the critical learning of the module and will be delivered as pre-recorded asynchronous short videos via our virtual learning environment.
Synchronous sessions will support the lecture material with Q&A and problem-solving sessions where you can apply the new concepts. Surgery hours are also available for drop-in support.
Feedback on problems and examples, feedback on coursework and exams, and model answers will also be provided through the virtual learning environment. A discussion board provides an opportunity to discuss topics related to the material presented in the module.
Students are expected to expand the concepts presented in the session and online by additional reading (suggested in the Online Reading List) in order to consolidate their learning process and further stimulate their interest to the module.
- Core Learning Material (e.g. recorded lectures, problem solving sessions): 24 hours
- Self-Guided Work (e.g. continuous assessment, extra problems, reading) : 44 hours
- Exam Style Assessment Revision and Preparation: 32 hours
Exam style assessments
Please note that the exam style assessments weighting may be split over midterm and end of semester exams.
Reading lists are accessible through the Blackboard system linked to the library catalogue.
|Emily Cooksey||Unit coordinator|