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MEng Chemical Engineering
Year of entry: 2024
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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.
Students will be able to:
ILO 1: Describe and evaluate the use and synthesis of different batch processes.
ILO 2: Design batch reactors and analyse factors that impact reactor performance.
ILO 3: Compare different operation modes (relating to condensers and reboilers) of batch distillation columns.
ILO 4: Produce and analyse schedules for batch processes and quantify production rates.
ILO 5: Produce and evaluate control schedules for batch processes.
Teaching and learning methods
Fundamental aspects supporting the critical learning of the module will be delivered as pre-recorded asynchronous short videos via our virtual learning environment. These will be supported by synchronous sessions with master lecture content, Q&A, and problem-solving sessions where you can apply the new concepts.
Surgery hours are also available for drop-in support.
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.
Feedback on problems and examples, feedback on coursework and exams, and support 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.
Reading lists are accessible through the Blackboard system linked to the library catalogue.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||32|
|Independent study hours|
|Emily Cooksey||Unit coordinator|