Chemical engineering principles
9 - 13 January 2017
Jon Love, Martin Pitt, Dr Jonathan Lee
To provide a foundation in the principles of chemical engineering for persons whose first degree is otherwise. The module explains how plant is designed and operated and covers those aspects of chemical engineering which are of particular relevance for building quantitative process models.
- To introduce the concept of a process as a series of unit operations and to encourage a systems approach to plant design.
- To become familiar with the principal features of design and principles of operation of a range of items of plant.
- To develop a quantitative understanding of processes in terms of the relationships between their input and output streams.
- To provide a thorough grounding in the application of heat and mass balances to a variety of items of plant and processes.
- To develop a sufficient understanding of fluid flow and heat transfer for model building purposes.
- To become aware of safety and environmental aspects of plant design and operation.
This module is of one week's full-time intensive study consisting of a variety of lectures, informal tutorials for problem solving and computer based lab sessions. The time allocation for practical work provides for a series of spreadsheet based exercises. These are structured to reinforce the material covered in the lectures and tutorials.