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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 The course will cover the following topics:
1) Physical units and components: importance of using correct physical units, overview of properties of pure components and how to obtain such data, calculations of mass and mole fractions
2) Simple mass balances and degree-of-freedom analysis
3) Mass balances with vapour-liquid equilibria: Antoine equation, Raoult's law, flash calculations
4) Mass Balances with reactions: conversion, extent of reaction, atomic balances, stoichiometry, multiple reactions
5) Mass balances with recycles: ideal and non-ideal recycle loops, recycle ratios, conversion, yield, purge
6) Simple Energy Balances: types of energy, their calculations and conversion, closed and open systems, enthalpy
7) Energy Balances with phase change: latent heat, temperature change, heat capacity
8) Energy Balances with reactions: reference states, heat of reaction, heat of formation, Hess's law
9) Simple process designs with UniSim
10) Process calculations with Mathcad
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 2019/20, 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 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 52 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) degree examination (50%) coursework (50%)
Feedback Not entered
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 Mark Owenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5533
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