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Undergraduate Course: Process Calculations 2 (CHEE08014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryProcess calculations introduces the basic calculation techniques, both computerised and by hand, for analysing and designing chemical processing equipment. Data sources containing relevant physical and chemical properties are introduced. In addition, training in group and collaborative working and communication skills is undertaken. Laboratory sessions are undertaken as part of this course.
Course description Lect 1: Units and Components: This lecture will emphasise the importance of usage of correct units and will revise major units that would be encountered in the course. There will also be an overview on properties of pure components - where to find such data, how to estimate some of the properties approximately if data is unavailable. Calculations of mass and mole fractions within a stream will also be shown.

Lect 2: Simple Mass Balances: This lecture will recap the following elements of Chemical Engineering 1: Degree of Freedom Analysis and simple mass balances

Lect 3: Mass Balances with Vapour-Liquid Equilibria: This lecture will introduce the use of VLE (Raoult's law) to perform full flash calculations. (Week 3: HA 1)

Lect 4: Mass Balances with Reactions: This lecture will introduce conversion and extent of reaction, their use towards calculating a full mass balance. Atomic balances (done in Chemical Engineering 1) will also be revised.

Lect 5: Simple mass balances with recycles: This lecture will introduce techniques to incorporate recycle loops (without reactions) within a mass balance. Calculating recycle ratios etc. (Week 6: Class Test 1)

Lect 6: Complex mass balances with reactions and recycles: This lecture will introduce methods to incorporate reactions within recycle loops.

Lect 7: Simple Energy Balances: This lecture will revise on types of energy and ways to calculate them. Simple energy balances will also be introduced.

Lect 8: Energy Balances with Reactions and Recycle loops: This lecture will introduce complex energy balances on systems including reactions and recycle loops (Week 8: HA 2)

Lect 9: Energy Balances around Typical Unit Operations: Energy balances around standard unit operations such as distillation columns will be shown. (Week 11: Class Test 2)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 66 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) degree examination (50%) coursework (50%)
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Carry out material and energy balance calculations separation processes by hand and using a computer package.
  2. Analyse the behaviour of recycle processes, performing approximate material balances by hand, and setting up calculations for rigorous solution by computer.
  3. Analyse the behaviour of recycle processes with reactions, performing approximate material balances by hand, and setting up calculations for rigorous solution by computer.
  4. Carry out hand calculations to check computer package calculations.
  5. Perform all of the above on their own as well as within a team as part of a coordinated group effort.
Reading List
Sigurd Skogestad, Chemical and Energy Process Engineering - general understanding

Himmelblau, D. M. and James, B. R., Basic principles and calculations in chemical engineering

Felder, R. M. and Rousseau, R. W., Elementary principles of chemical processes

Duncan, T. M. and Reimer, J. A., Chemical engineering design and analysis
Additional Information
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Course organiserDr Timm Krueger
Tel: (0131 6)50 5679
Course secretaryMr Mohammed Kareem Connor Shaikhuzzaman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3559
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